Interviews

Mar 25, 2020 18:03
THOMAS BACH, International Olympic Committee president

Bowing to the inevitable, it was announced Tuesday that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games would be postponed; an extraordinary move, unprecedented in peacetime, as the world battles the coronavirus pandemic.

THOMAS BACH, International Olympic Committee president, speaking soon after the announcement that the highest-profile event affected by the virus that has killed thousands and closed sports competitions worldwide had been pushed to 2021, clears the air on what to expect going forward.

Jan 11, 2020 11:01
Sanjay Sapre, Franklin Templeton India president

As the clock ticks down to the 2020 edition of the country's biggest running event - the Tata Mumbai Marathon - a new partnership that will kick in for event promoters Procam International on race day is with Franklin Templeton. The fund house has come on board as Investment Partner for all of Procam's four running events. 

SANJAY SAPRE, Franklin Templeton India president, spoke to Vivek Krishnan on his company's first ever sponsorship of a sports event in the country. 

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Mar 22, 2019 14:03
Sanjay Gupta, Managing Director, Star India

In a wide ranging and extensive interaction with SportzPower conducted just ahead of the March 20 announcement of The Walt Disney Company closing its $71.3 billion acquisition of 21st Century Fox, SANJAY GUPTA, managing director of Star India, offers a detailed overview of the critical role sports plays in the business of India’s largest broadcast network.

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Mar 11, 2019 16:03
Dr Tim Gabbbett

The body is the currency of every sportsperson, its state the biggest difference between success and failure. With sport becoming demanding by the day, the field of sports science and medicine is becoming more professional and as a result, increasingly focused upon by sports teams and organizations.

As the West has grown in leading the way in research of sports sciences and medicine, Dr TIM GABBETT has been one of its leading exponents since the last two decades. With two PhDs specialising in human physiology and football, the Australian has worked with elite international athletes over several Commonwealth Games (2002 and 2006) and Olympic Games (2000, 2004, and 2008) cycles.

Mar 02, 2019 11:03
Laurent Puons, CEO, Monaco Mediax/IMAGINA

A week ahead of SPORTELAsia 2019 Macau, LAURENT PUONS, CEO, Monaco Mediax/IMAGINA, shares with SportzPower his expectations from this year's spring edition of the world’s biggest sports media convention.

What are the current opportunities for the sports broadcast sector in Asia? 
There are great opportunities for all types of sports to enhance their fan base across Asia. Each country in Asia offers its own challenges and opportunities. For sure direct to consumer and fan engagement themes continue to grow in importance for our members.