European Athletics Interim President Dobromir Karamarinov at the 2019 European Athletics Congress in Prague, photo by Getty Images/ European Athletics
This is update on day 2, at 2020 European Athletics e-Convention, thanks to EME News……
LAUSANNE (SUI): Sport in a pandemic era was the main theme of day two of the European Athletics e-Convention. Bislett Games meeting director Steinar Hoen spoke about adapting his event to create the Impossible Games. Czech Athletics President Libor Varhanik talked about the #BackOnTheTrack programme to stage 173 meetings across the country when restrictions eased, making it the first country to resume athletics competition nationwide after lockdown. Professor Kingston Mills spoke about the pandemic and medical and sanitary perspective.
European Athletics Interim President Dobromir Karamarinov delivers his keynote speech at the 2020 European Athletics e-Convention.
The delivery of all elite European-level events is his priority for 2021. pic.twitter.com/DL7DPtcv79
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) October 16, 2020
LAUSANNE (SUI): In the afternoon session, World Athletics Executive Director of Communications Jackie Brock-Doyle and timing specialist and solutions provider MYLAPS Commercial Director Maurice Timmermans both shared their experiences of adapting their respective strategies during the pandemic. Despite the severe disruption to the competition calendar, Brock-Doyle reported all of World Athletics’ social media accounts still experienced significant growth during the initial months of lockdown courtesy of their successful Athletics@Home campaign which informed, engaged and entertained fans across the world.
Adapting in pandemic times was one the themes on day two of the European Athletics e-Convention.
— European Athletics (@EuroAthletics) October 15, 2020