iSportconnect, the world’s largest private network for sport business professionals, is pleased to announce two new distinguished panelists, Sir Craig Reedie and Dave Gordon OBE, who will complete the line-up for theDirectors Club – Olympic Special Edition, supported by the BOA.
Sir Craig Reedie played a key role in the outstanding success of the London 2012 Olympic Games, from the very outset of planning for the Bid to bring the Games to London in 2012 as then Chairman of the BOA, to the final successful delivery of the Games, the biggest and most successful sporting event ever staged in the UK.
Sir Craig, currently WADA President and an IOC Vice President, is a leading international sports administrator. In a career of many highlights, Sir Craig was responsible for the admission of his sport of badminton to the Olympic Programme in 1985.
In 1992 he became Chairman of the British Olympic Association and led the organisation through the Olympic Games of Atlanta, Sydney and Athens and the Olympic Winter Games of Lillehammer, Nagano and Salt Lake City. He became a member of the International Olympic Committee in 1994 and was elected a Vice President of the IOC in July 2012. He was elected President of WADA in November 2013.
iSportconnect is also pleased to announce that Sir Craig and fellow panellists will be joined by Dave Gordon OBE, a pioneer in international sports and major events broadcasting, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Dave was Head of Major Events at BBC Sport from 2001 to 2013 and led the teams delivering BBC Sport’s coverage of the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. He was responsible for the editorial planning, execution and delivery on TV, Radio and other new media platforms. He subsequently received the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from the Royal Television Society at the 2012 Programme Awards.
Dave’s ‘BBC Olympic’ career includes ten Summer Games beginning in 1976, and the last eight Winter Olympics, and nine Commonwealth Games. He also had responsibility for Disability Sport from 2000-2013 and led the teams covering the Paralympics in Athens, Beijing and London.
The Olympic special will be moderated by Michael Pirrie, who worked as executive adviser to Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Games Organising Committee.
iSportconnect Chairman Michael Cunnah: “We’re delighted to be able to announce another pair of high-quality panelists for our Directors’ Club – Olympic Special Edition. Sir Craig has worked and is working at the top level of sport, while David has extensive broadcasting experience which should make for an exciting event!”