EST. 1903 - Presenting global influential leaders from business, labour, education & government through events
Ueberroth, Peter V.
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Canada well represented by James Worrall and Dick Pound, two out of 80 members representing 150 nations for the Olympics. Therefore, also the best-represented country in the world. A brief review of the Olympic movement in recent years. Problems and issues with specific Olympic Games, for example, the boycott in 1984 by the Soviet Union of the games in Southern California. Responses to prediction of financial disasters. How private enterprise can work for the Olympics, and other business endeavours. The concept of volunteerism and how it worked and continues to work for the Olympics. The Torch Relay, with details of its inception. The successes of the 1984 Olympics. Some anecodtes, personal favourites, of the speaker, with regard to the Torch Relay. The Olympics and World Peace.