Final applause for Global Sports Week 2022 in Paris and Los Angeles

  • 2,000 attendees; 60 members and more than 100 journalists were present during this 2022 edition.

More than 2,000 people from 98 countries took part in the various events of Global Sports Week 2022, which took place in both Paris and Los Angeles, the next two host cities for the Summer Olympics and Paralympics.

Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti, Ukrainian Tennis Champion Elina Svitolina, International Paralympic Committee Chair Andrew Parsons Paris 2024 President Tony Estanguet LA28 CEO Kathy Carter President of UK Sport, Dame Katherine Grainger, FIFPRO Secretary General Jonas Baer-Hoffmann, Angel City FC founder Julie Uhrman President of the 2023 Africa Cup of Nations Organizing Committee François Amichia Riot Games president Nicolo Laurent, Manchester United player and England national team player Alessia Russo, Universal Music group executive vice president Olivier Robert-Murphy, 6 Nations general manager Ben Morel and FIFA’s director of marketing, Jean-François Pathy, was among those who took part in the event. transatlantic forum.

Organized under the auspices of UNESCO and under the High Sponsorship of Mr. Emmanuel Macron, President of the Republic, the 3rd edition of Global Sports Week (GSW) began with an opening cocktail at the Hôtel de Ville in Paris on May 9th. The week continued with two days of lectures at the Accor Arena that concluded with a duplex related to the GSW @ LA event, presented by 17 Sport and the LA84 Foundation, which took place at its facilities on May 11.

Since 2020, GSW has positioned itself as the premier annual meeting of the global sports ecosystem, focusing on major transformations in the sports sector at the intersection of business and social challenges.

This year’s edition had greater support from the French government through its “French Sport Touch” initiative, which aims to increase France’s influence and international appeal through sport. French local authorities representing more than 100 Centers for Preparation for the 2024 Paris Games (CPJ) took the opportunity to present their projects to 25 National Olympic and Paralympic Committees that had traveled to Paris for the event. Michel Cadot, Interministerial Delegate for the Olympic and Paralympic Games and Major Sports Events was among the visitors.

On May 10, a special cruise dinner, co-organized by the GSW and the French Sport Touch, gave international guests an insight into the course of the opening ceremony of the 2024 Paris Olympics.

Discussions at GSW 2022 focused on the delicate but necessary balance between growth and responsibility, reflected in the “Best VS Bigger” forum topic. 32 Young Sports Makers, aged 18 to 25 from 16 different countries, were back at the center of the event, representing the voice of Generation Z throughout the program.

Beyond what was said on stage, the GSW was also marked by:

  • The launch of the new Para Sport brand by the International Paralympic Committee and its president Andrew Parsons
  • The presentation of the sustainable “food vision” that will be implemented for the Paris 2024 Games, by the organizing committee and its partner Sodexo Live!
  • The signing of a memorandum of understanding between the French and Canadian National Olympic Committees with the aim of promoting Olympic values, the development of sport and the French language in the international sports movement.
  • The 5th edition of the Tremplin Invest Finals, the largest European event around sporttech for investors, which unveiled 12 promising start-ups for the future of sport, selected by juries from 7 different countries.
  • A one-week global challenge, GSW Runs for Ukraine, in collaboration with the NGO CARE and the connected running application Sports Heroes, aims to raise 4,730 euros, one euro for each kilometer that constitutes the one-way trip and return between Paris and Kyiv, for the emergence of CARE Ukraine. Fund. More than 50% of the goal has been reached and there are still more than two days left in the campaign.

Lucien Boyer, President and Co-Founder of GSWsaid: “This year, Global Sports Week tried to bring the world of sport back together after two long years, and to do so in a new context. Here in Paris, we felt the enthusiasm that The great events that are to come, both within the French ecosystem and in international delegations, there is also a real awareness and growing enthusiasm about how these great events can be used to help address the major problems of society. In our discussions, we understand the new balance that empowers fans and athletes, and the tremendous opportunities that industry players have to participate and respond effectively to the priorities of the new generations.We look forward to continuing these conversations with our growing international community every year “.

GSW CEO Noémie Claret said: “It was very nice to hear the positive energy of people from different backgrounds, happy to meet in person here in Paris. I’m especially proud and happy to have been able to bring together so many different actors from different regions of the world. It’s this international connection. , which is really at the heart of our concept and makes it possible for things to happen and for the ecosystem to evolve positively, I take this opportunity to once again send a big thank you to our 60 partners who represent different facets of the international ecosystem, who have been by our side to help us in this mission ”.

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