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In our latest sponsor 123 feature we talk to Gilles Albaredes, the managing director of Crystal CG International, about his excitement in helping to bring the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies to life and look back on his fond memories of watching fellow Frenchman Guy Drut win gold at Montreal 1976.
Chris English, McDonald's head of Olympic volunteering, talks us through the Games Maker programme and his joy at watching Britain's coxless four clinching gold at the Athens 2004 Games in our latest sponsor 123 feature.
This week, to celebrate McDonald's renewing its worldwide sponsorship of the Olympics until 2020, we turn the focus on Don Thompson, the company's President and chief operating officer, for our 123 feature.
In this, our first sponsor 123 feature, we put Simon Langford, GE UK's manager of corporate communications for London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and city infrastructure programme under the spotlight to get his views on the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
Canadian show jumper Ian Millar holds the record for the most Olympic appearances by an athlete in any sport. When he competed at London 2012 at the age of 65 it was the tenth time he had competed in the Games since making his debut 30 years earlier at Munich 1972. He had won his only Olympic medal at Beijing 2008 when he was part of Canada’s team that took silver in the team jumping event. Millar won a gold medal in the Pan American Games team jumping event at Toronto 2015. He announced his retirement in 2019.
ESA is recruiting a Marketing and Communications Manager to help us to continue to deliver our strategic vision of uniting, inspiring and growing the sponsorship industry in Europe. The successful candidate will have a good understanding of the sponsorship industry and related marketing disciplines, as well as excellent written and communications skills, strong interpersonal skills and an ability to identify trends in technology, changing customer behaviour and the subsequent shifts in the needs of the wider business community. ESA is an organisation created to inspire, unite and grow the sponsorship industry for the benefit of its members.
One of the most consequential goalless draws in football history was played on March 5 1921, between Glenavon and Shelbourne. The sides would never meet for a replay, setting in motion the divide of Irish football, which persists to this day. David Owen reports.