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Thursday, February 11, 2021


For Immediate Release

February 11, 2021


Joseph Pelosi


SportAccord 2021, COVID-19, Powerboating

ATRadio: President Raffaele Chiulli

(Atlanta) – From local sports to the Olympic Games, the virus shredded the sport calendar last year. But one of international sport's most important leaders says 2021 should be better.

Raffaele Chiulli, president of the Global Association of International Sports Federations (GAISF), spoke with ATR Editor in Chief Ed Hula just ahead of World Radio Day on Feb. 13.

In the latest ATRadio podcast, Chiulli says he is optimistic about sport's recovery in 2021 – despite the uncertainty surrounding events such as SportAccord, the annual world sport and business summit.

"The interest from delegates and partners remain very high," he continued. "Given the current challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, there are many factors that are being considered to ensure the health and safety of all SportAccord delegates."

"In this time of a global pandemic, the ATR podcasts are more important than ever. The long-form format gives the movers and shakers of the Olympic Movement a platform that allows them to thoroughly explain the issues they face and how they are dealing with them." ATR Managing Editor Gerard Farek says.

Chiulli says 2,500 delegates are expected to attend, but organizers are reviewing "new options" for the safety of travelling as well as gatherings.

SportAccord is set for Yekaterinburg, Russia, May 23 to 28.

Chiulli says radio -- a relatively old-fashioned platform -- is perfect for the Olympics.

"(Radio) presents an opportunity for all voices to speak out and be heard. Around the Rings Radio is a shining example of this, helping listeners around the world stay connected to the Olympic Movement.

"Radio has been so important for millions of people during the COVID-19 pandemic, so let's celebrate World Radio Day and recognize radio's ability to provide a voice of comfort for those who are struggling during this difficult time."

Chiulli also discussed changes to powerboating, another of his passions.

"I'm thrilled of the first ever electric powerboat world championship…I'm sure that this championship will accelerate the technology roadmap of the marine industry."

The podcasts will be available at ATR at 8 a.m. (ET).

ATRadio is Around the Rings' market-leading podcast, airing two to three times each week.

Other recent guests include Travis Tygart, CEO of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency; Race Imboden, one of the top fencers in the world; Sarah Keane, President of Olympic Federation of Ireland; Prince Abdulaziz bin Turki Alfaisal, President of the Saudi Arabian Olympic Committee; Robin Mitchell, IOC member in Fiji, ANOC Acting President; Richard Caborn, Former U.K. Minister for Sport; and Gunilla Lindberg, Secretary General of ANOC, among others. 

A complete directory of recent podcasts can be found here.

Ed Hula is available for interviews. Contact joey.pelosi@aroundtherings.com or text only +1 678 665 6680.

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