The sixth MESGO session, focusing on sports events, took place from 13 to 17 June in Barcelona.
Among the topics covered during the week, the presentations focused on bidding processes for sports events, public policies on hosting sports events, impact of sports events and legacy issues, knowledge transfer, risk management and crisis communication.
Moreover, some of the major sports events in Barcelona were studied in details, like the Barcelona Open tennis tournament, the 1992 Summer Olympic Games, the Euroleague Final Four, the Formula One and MotoGP events, the Barcelona World Race and the FINA World Swimming Championships 2003 and 2013.
Daily gatherings took place at INEFC premises (Montjuïc), Camp Nou (FC Barcelona), Circuit of Catalonia and Barcelona Harbour.
In terms of entertainment, the participants had the opportunity to have a stretching and juggle lesson, to test their driving skills in a karting race and to visit the Barcelona Harbour on board of a boat.
The next session will take place in Mainz/Frankfurt (Germany) in October. The session will be dedicated to ethical challenges in sport.