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Rethink sport: What can sports organisers learn from the SARS crisis?

Rethink sport: What can sports organisers learn from the SARS crisis?

15-09-2020 - Blog

In 2003, the SARS virus outbreak in Hong Kong saw all sporting events cancelled for three months. Guy Horne, Managing Director of Lausanne based H&A Media, had been based in Hong Kong since 1992, working in the sports marketing industry, across the Asia Pacific region. He explains the lessons sports organisers can learn from the crisis given the current global pandemic.

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Rethink sport: A commitment to sustainability

Rethink sport: A commitment to sustainability

27-08-2020 - Blog

The sports events industry has been seriously impacted by the pandemic, and while we deal with the economic and social consequences of that, the longer-term challenges the world faces haven’t gone away. Climate change is probably the biggest of those challenges, which is why earlier this year OC Sport made a commitment to develop a company-wide sustainability framework. Get the latest update from project lead, Nicola Dawson.

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Preparing for a return to sport

Preparing for a return to sport

12-08-2020 - Blog

As we prepare for a return to sport, OC Sport Pen Duick are delighted to confirm the 51st edition of the Solitaire du Figaro is set to take place this year. But what can we expect from this edition of the race? How will it be different and what measures have been put in place? We spoke with Alex Picot, Project Manager at La Solitaire du Figaro to find out more.

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Hervé Favre reflects on 10 years of the Haute Route

Hervé Favre reflects on 10 years of the Haute Route

26-05-2020 - Blog

With the news that the Haute Route amateur cycling series has welcomed a new majority shareholder in independent investor and entrepreneur Michael Hartweg, our CEO Hervé Favre reflects on what has been an incredible journey for OC Sport over the last 10 years.

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Effective communication for sports events during times of crisis

Effective communication for sports events during times of crisis

10-04-2020 - Blog

In these challenging times for everyone, how can sports events adapt their content strategies taking into account the impact COVID-19 is having on the industry?

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China and the amateur cycling market: Opportunities and challenges

China and the amateur cycling market: Opportunities and challenges

15-11-2019 - Blog

Beth Hodge, Asia-Pacific Strategic Development Manager at OC Sport, believes that China has the potential to become a profitable and large scale cycling market– for brands willing to play the long game.

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Offshore sailing and the benefits to host venues

Offshore sailing and the benefits to host venues

10-10-2019 - Blog

What determines whether the benefits of hosting a major sporting event outweigh the costs? OC Sport’s CEO Herve Favre insists that sailing - and in particular offshore sailing - presents an accessible option to host venues who want to see a measurable return on their investment without breaking the bank.

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Cycology of Business #6: Finding your purpose by Patrick Merle

Cycology of Business #6: Finding your purpose by Patrick Merle

10-09-2019 - Blog

What happens after you register for an Haute Route? The journey starts and the process begins. Most importantly, this is a time when athletes can ask themselves the purpose of their respective adventures.

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Reach New Heights: A new brand position as the Haute Route prepares for the future

Reach New Heights: A new brand position as the Haute Route prepares for the future

04-09-2019 - Blog

As the Haute Route cycling series continues to expand its offering to amateur cyclists it faces a series of challenges, not least how it can continue to expand its client base and remain relevant in line with the events growth.

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Cycology of Business series #3: A growth mindset

Cycology of Business series #3: A growth mindset

04-06-2019 - Blog

In this months Cycology of Business article, learn more about the "growth mindset" and how developing a different mindset that focuses on the process of training like an Haute Route rider can help you achieve the outcome of successfully riding an Haute Route

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Cycology of Business #2: Pacing to your own victory.

Cycology of Business #2: Pacing to your own victory.

09-05-2019 - Blog

Few participants undertake an Haute Route event without a goal. For some that may simply be to finish within the stipulated cut-off time while for others it may be a placing, or possibly even winning the event.

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Going the extra miles… The rise of Ultra-Trail running

Going the extra miles… The rise of Ultra-Trail running

29-04-2019 - Blog

A standard full marathon is 26.2 miles and to complete one requires hard work and dedication. But what drives runners to go even further?

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