The impact of COVID in sport
14TH OLYMPIC FORUM – 5, 6 & 7 OCT.
The fourteenth edition of the Olympic Forum will address the impact of COVID in the sports field. What effects has it had on holding large events? And in professional sports practice? And in popular practice? What have we learned from what we have lived through this more than a year and a half of the pandemic?
Tuesday October 5th
How have the CIO and the international federations resolved the holding of the Tokyo Olympics during the pandemic months?
The celebration of major sporting events has also been altered by the appearance of COVID. How have the International Olympic Committee and the international federations resolved to hold major events during these pandemic months?
Juan Antonio Samaranch Salisachs, IOC Membre
What has the field of sport learned from everything we have experienced during these months of pandemic? What will sports events, training, sports organization, etc. look like from now on?
Alejandro Blanco, Spanish Olympic Committee President
Wednesday October 6th
COVID management (past, present and future)
COVID has also had an impact on the organization of facilities and entities as well as on federated competition. What have we learned? What are we applying now? What has come to stay?
Susana Closa, Barcelona Sport Area Manager
Isabel Pérez, Secretary General of the Union of Sports Federations of Catalonia (UFEC)
José Hidalgo, President of the Spanish Sports Association (ADESP)
Impact of COVID at the town level
Cities have had to adapt their infrastructures to sports practice in times of pandemic. Popular sport has also been affected. How have different cities solved it? Can we compare models?
City of Medellín
City of Valencia
City of Barcelona
Thursday October 7th
Impact on Paralympic sport
The professional environment surrounding the paralympic sport has also had to vary its routines. How has COVID affected training? How have they had to prepare for the uncertainty caused by the appearance of a global pandemic?
Jordi Morales, Paralympic table tennis Player, Tokyo 2020 Paralimpic medallist
Ricardo Martín, Spanish Paralympic Committee, Sports Director(CPE)
Sylvana Mestre, Play and Train CEO
Specialists in the field of olympic sport
The professional environment surrounding the olympic sport has also had to vary its routines. How has COVID affected training? How have they prepared for the uncertainty of a global pandemic?
Mayuko Fujiki, Artistic Swimming Spanish National Team coach
Dr. Daniel Brotons, Sport and Health Unit of the Consell Català de l'Esport Head
Marta Galimany, Tokyo 2020 Olympic athlete
Daniel Lara, Italian handball team head coach (beach handball section)
Joan Manuel Surroca, journalist