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Hervé Favre – reflections on 2020

Hervé Favre – reflections on 2020

01-12-2020 - Blog

2020 brought an unexpected set of challenges unlike anything we have had to face. Like many event organisers, in this period we have learnt a lot about how to adapt, find solutions and we’ve acquired new skills along the way, and while I reflect on the year, now is the time to focus on the positives and look to the future.

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Innovating to embrace virtual competition

Innovating to embrace virtual competition

24-11-2020 - Blog

The Geneva 20km by Genève Aéroport would normally welcome almost 4,000 runners to the start line. This year however, organisers OC Sport have had to adapt the format, and instead are turning to a ‘connected’ race with innovative technology solutions to deliver a unique experience for runners.

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Rethink Sport: Run Mate 2020 – The next step on our sustainability journey

Rethink Sport: Run Mate 2020 – The next step on our sustainability journey

06-10-2020 - Blog

2020 hasn’t exactly gone to plan in what has been a truly crazy year for the sports industry that has seen events being cancelled the world over. Despite this, during September 2020, OC Sport successfully managed to host two events in two countries. James Dominey from Blueshift Solutions provides an insight into the sustainability initiatives in place at Run Mate 2020.

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Rethink Sport: Taking to the roads with Run Mate

Rethink Sport: Taking to the roads with Run Mate

28-09-2020 - Blog

From the 26th-27th September, OC Sport organized their first running event of the year, Run Mate. It’s an achievement to be celebrated as the company’s mass events team, who are based in Lausanne, Switzerland, have worked tirelessly to find solutions that will allow runners to take to the roads again in a COVID-safe manner.

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La Solitaire du Figaro: Sustainability update

La Solitaire du Figaro: Sustainability update

20-09-2020 - Blog

The 2020 edition of La Solitaire du Figaro may be drawing to a close, but the work being done by OC Sport and our sustainability advisors, Blueshift Solutions, to embed sustainability within OC Sport’s operations continues at a rate of knots.

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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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