2012 Team Projects

Client: International Workers & Amateurs in Sports Confederation (CSIT)


Project: A Criteria Catalogue for Hosting Cities

CSIT is an international amateur multi-sports organisation with its roots in the Workers’ Sport Movement of the early 20th century. It has successfully organised two “World Sports Games” since 2008, meaning to continue the tradition of the International Workers’ Olympiads (1925-1937). In order to realise its full potential in today’s competitive sport environment, CSIT needs to reorganise and to professionalise the organisation. This project - enhance the selection process for future CSIT events by improving the bidding process through a catalogue of hosting criteria - fits into the current priorities of CSIT.

Client: International Fencing Federation (FIE)


Project: Create a Global Communication Strategy to Promote a New FIE Product, “Fencing Day”

The concept for the event ‘Fencing Day’ is open to the widest range of fencing/sword disciplines around the world. Fencing Day aims to further advance the worldwide awareness and popularity of fencing and expand the sport’s global community over the coming years. The objectives of the project are threefold: (i) Performing a review of existing sports initiatives; (ii) Designing the key features of Fencing Day, taking into account best practices; (iii) Creating a communication strategy for promoting Fencing Day.

Client: SportAccord


Project: Developing an action plan for the implementation of second party certification for ISO 20121 (sustainability in event management)

SportAccord is the umbrella organisation for IFs, and its mission is to develop a global strategy to apply leverage on sport unity and better face today’s sports’ challenges.  SportAccord intends to design an action plan to qualify, accredit, monitor and manage a network of 2nd party certifiers for ISO 20121 (Sustainability in Event Management) in order to encourage their members to adopt the ISO 20121 2nd party certification. The purpose of this project is to provide the processes and tools for SportAccord to successfully lead and facilitate the ISO certification process within sports organisations and demonstrate the commitment towards sustainable event management in sports events.

Client: GL Events


Project: Future Event Requirements of International Sports Federations

The objective was to understand the relationships between IFs and host cities and the criteria on which IFs select host cities, what requirements are considered most important for future sports events, and to identify best practices. Survey results revealed interesting and invaluable insights as to how the IFs envisage the future of their events in terms of host city characteristics, infrastructure, new technologies, new business models, sustainability, and legacy.

Client: International Triathlon Union (ITU)


Project: Pre-event Impact Assessment Framework for the World Triathlon Series

This report was commissioned by the ITU to estimate the impact of hosting the World Triathlon Series on a pre-event basis. The World Triathlon Series is the ITU’s flagship competition on the professional tour and potential host cities around the world are invited to submit bids on an on-going basis. The framework has been designed to be user-friendly and practical and attempts to incorporate the nuances of the event into impact assessment. It will be used by the ITU to help bidding cities assess the potential benefits of hosting the event and create a guideline for future organisers.

Client: World Taekwondo Federation (WTF)


Project: Proposal for a New International Competition Format

The WTF is looking to modify their competition roster in order to increase exposure and possible revenue streams for the sport, athletes and sponsors.  The team contacted members of the taekwondo community and interviewed experts from international federations in an effort to study the key success factors on restructuring a competition format. With this new information at hand, the team is proposing to introduce a new competition to the competitions calendar, tentatively called the WTF World Tour. This new addition includes four major competitions in different, strategically-chosen host cities and the World Tour Finals at the end of each year.

Client: Rio 2016 Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games


Project: Sustainability in Procurement - Rio 2016 - Transfering Knowledge from VANOC 2010 and LOCOG 2012

The purpose of the project is on how to better deliver a transfer of knowledge on sustainable procurement from previous Olympic Games (OG), for Rio 2016. In this context, the objective of the research was to offer a critical analysis of sustainability in procurement, from VANOC and LOCOG, thus offering a useful and practical tool, by means of a set of key recommendations, to be implemented at Rio 2016.

Client: Equissima


Project: The Implementation of a Competition at International Level

Equissima is an annual equestrian event that combines five FEI disciplines as one event. A new strategy was developed so that two of the disciplines would be organised as international-level competitions and the rest would remain as national-level competitions. The objective of the project was to provide recommendations on how to effectively implement Equissima’s strategy. The team conducted internal and external analysis and provided recommendations on how to improve general awareness of the event, ensure greater exposure and build its attractiveness to potential sponsors. An evaluation was also conducted Equissima’s current organisational and decision-making structure.

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