The President of the Hellenic Olympic Committee and IOC Member, Spyros Capralos, was a keynote speaker in the Sports Business Summit for Southeast Europe, which was successfully organized by The Economist in Athens on 20th September 2019. The Summit attracted distinguished personalities from the worldwide sports world.
With the topic of Spyros Capralos’ speech being “The Role of the Olympic Games in Sport and Society”, he had the opportunity to explicitly outline the role and work of the International Olympic Committee. Moreover, he touched on the impact of the Olympic Games in worldwide sport and its contribution to improving modern society, not only through the Games themselves but also through the Olympic values.
A round table discussion with the HOC President Spyros Capralos, the Greek Deputy Minister for Sport Lefteris Avgenakis, John Andrews, consultant editor of The Economist and Αlec Papadakis, chief executive officer of United Soccer League, followed.