Great success of the upgraded ITU’s Transfer of Knowledge programme for organisers of events

21 June 2019

ITU is proud to announce the successful completion of the first-ever Transfer of Knowledge session in such form for the Multisport World Championships. During two days, more than 30 participants from the LOCs of Pontevedra 2019 and Almere 2020 Multisport World Championships, as well as ITU staff, reviewed things that worked really well in the previous event and also points that should have been managed differently, to help future organisers to continue delivering an event that has become one of the most important in the ITU calendar.

“We are really proud of the success of this project, and after seeing the involvement of the organizing committees, the cities and the ITU staff on taking all the possible steps to improve our events, we will for sure continue the initiative to the ITU Grand Final organisers, past and future ones, who will be invited to participate in the second edition of the TOK programme this Autumm”, said Gergely Markus, ITU Sports Director.

In the first edition of the TOK programme, the management team that successfully delivered the third edition of the Multisport World Championships, held in Pontevedra, sat during two days in Lausanne with the organisers of the upcoming event in Almere (The Netherlands) to go into details of the dos and don’ts in six different areas: Technical Operations and venue design, anti-doping, sport presentation, athletes services, sponsoring and branding, media and communications and ITU services.

“After three editions of this event, and after the surveys to all participants completed in the last month, we have a deep understanding of the demands of all the competing athletes, and also we can evaluate how we succeeded to deliver this event, to try to implement new features for the future editions”, explained Thanos Nikopoulos, ITU Head of Operations.

ITU wants to extend their most sincere gratitude to the City of Pontevedra and the Spanish Federation for their cooperation in the transfer of knowledge programme, involving all key areas of the event on explaining to the next organisers how to bring the event to a next level, and offering their help and advice for whenever necessary. And of course, to the LOC of Almere for their participation in the sessions, as well as to Elisa Marcley, from the Sport Department of ITU, for the coordination of the programme, and to all the ITU staff for their involvement on sharing their experience to contribute to the continuing growth of our events.

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