2009 Team Projects

Client: International Basketball Federation

Project: What’s the score ? Why we think FIBA should develop a widget application to instantaneously spread results/stats to the basketball community

The objective of the project is to point out key elements FIBA should be considering while building and developing the online basketball community. The work also involves research to identify ways for FIBA to differentiate its online basketball fan community from competitors by understanding how technology will infl uence society in the coming years and position itself ideally to get fi nancial benefi ts out of these developments.

Client: Gymnaestrada Lausanne 2011

Project: Development of an Innovative Communications Concept for the 14th World Gymnaestrada

World Gymnaestrada is the International Gymnastics Federation’s noncompetitive event for their ‘Gymnastics for All’ discipline, the 14th edition of which will take place in Lausanne in 2011. One of the main goals of the Gymnaestrada Organizing Committee is to ensure that the participants (more than 20,000) receive a warm welcome from the local community and have a positive impression of Lausanne. Therefore, a comprehensive communications plan for Lausanne and the surrounding population was developed, in order to increase the awareness and create substantial support and enthusiasm for the event by the local population.

Client: International Ice-Hockey Federation

Project: The Green Puck - A Sustainable Toolkit For The IIHF World Championships

Global events, such as the IIHF World Championships, deal with global citizens and therefore should also address global issues. In 2009 the IIHF decided to implement a Sustainable Plan for their World Championship events and our teamtook on the responsibility of assessing it. Based on the concepts and components of the Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit (SSET), an initiative by AISTS and Vancouver 2010, recommendations are made to incorporate sustainability within the Federation and spread its ideals among stakeholders.

Client: International Tennis Federation

Project: Investigate the New Frontiers for the ITF tennis iCoach Platform

The aim of the project is to analyse and benchmark the International Tennis Federation (ITF) e-coaching web tool, “iCoach”. This website delivers tennis coaching and playing information to tennis enthusiasts around the world. Methodologies used to collect information of the 205 were National Tennis Associations’ (NTA) websites and also by comparing this tool with other e-coaching websites and non-sport e-learning websites with respect to its content, design and services offered. Results showed the presence of ITF and iCoach on the NTA’s website and the positioning of iCoach in the market in comparison with other e-coaching and non-sport e-learning web tools.

Client: Fédération Française d’Athlétisme

Project:  2011 European Athletics Indoor Championships - Paris

Sustainability as the proper approach in the organisation of a sport event. The objective of the report was to provide a management plan in order to ensure effi cient sustainable development. A customized management system has been provided to the French Athletics Federation (FFA) with a set of applicable recommendations aiming to increase the sustainable legacy of Paris 2011.

Client: World Federation of Sporting Goods International

Project: Perform an Audit of WFSGI to Identify Areas for Development and Propose Innovative Solutions

The objective of the project is to obtain a global understanding of the WFSGI (World Federation of the Sporting Goods Industry) and the relationship between the WFSGI, the sporting goods industry, the international federations, NOC’s, IOC and other sporting goods federations. The plausible  recommendations are provided as to how the environment of the sportinggoods federations could be restructured to become more streamlined, eliminate overlap and become more effi cient.

Client: Tour de Romandie

Project: Develop a Sustainable Event Plan for the Tour de Romandie UCI Pro Tour

The goal of the project is to evaluate the Tour de Romandie in terms of sustainability and assess the impact their event has on the surrounding environment in terms of social, economic and environmental spheres. Based on the key concepts and components of the Sustainable Sport and Event Toolkit (SSET), the UCI has launched a biking specifi c event guide entitled the UCI “reCycling Guide” to give their members the tools required to incorporate sustainability into their events and ultimately incorporate the central concepts of sustainability into their organisational structure.

Client: World Taekwondo Federation

Project: Develop and Implement a Global Membership System for the World Taekwondo Federation 

The mandate for the team was to perform a market research analysis on the reactions of the 189 member National Taekwondo Federations on a proposed Global Membership System (GMS). In addition, the research also included discovering the current thought on a membership system in the NTFs. The proposed recommendations are a result of critical analysis and evaluation of the market research conducted. If followed, these recommendations and action plans will greatly enhance the ability to establish a unique Taekwondo GMS.

Clients: International Olympic Committee, Canton of Vaud, City of Lausanne, AISTS

Project: Plan, Organise and Implement a Sport Day for the Staff of the Int. Sport Organisations Based in the Canton of Vaud

SportNet was a day of sports and leisure for the employees and families from International Sport Federations, the International Olympic Committee and other sport organizations situated in the City of Lausanne and Canton of Vaud. The goal was to promote interaction amongst the federation staffs, thus strengthening the connections within the sports community in the city of Lausanne. SportNet reached its goal with more than 247 participants from International Federations, the International Olympic Committee and other sport organizations from the Canton of Vaud and City of Lausanne.

Client: AISTS

Project: Preparation of a First International Congress on Sports Science in Lausanne (2010)

The objective of this project was to develop the organisational structure of a conference for academic and industry leaders in the field of sports, in order to discuss current issues on the topics of sport management, sociology, technology, medicine and law. The team’s recommendations include topics of discussion, conference location and dates.

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