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Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective

Episode 87 - Jim Brown

Capping off a fantastic week, Jim Brown - Executive Chair of the USA Rugby 2027/2031 Rugby World Cup bid and Principal and CEO of JBC International - joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and shares his favorite meal, Mitt and Fraser asking lots of questions and a special flower ceremony (recorded 10 February 2021).

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Show Notes:

Capping off a fantastic week, Jim Brown - Executive Chair of the USA Rugby 2027/2031 Rugby World Cup bid and Principal and CEO of JBC International - joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and shares his favorite meal, Mitt and Fraser asking lots of questions and a special flower ceremony (recorded 10 February 2021).

For more information about the work Jim is doing, please contact Jim at jim.brown@jbcintl.com.

If you worked on the Games as a staff member, contractor or volunteer and want to share your story please email cnapier@gpfour.com.

Show Notes:

WARM UP
00:26 - Welcome Jim!
03:47 - Locking down

PRELIMS
04:54 - Pandemic impacts
09:01 - Marooned on an island

QUARTERFINALS
12:20 - From Malaysia to Salt Lake
15:22 - Joining the venue management team

SEMIFINALS
19:08 - Blending a talented and experienced workforce
21:08 - A step-by-step, last-minute process

FINALS
25:57 - The impact of 9/11
28:38 - The work during Games-time / Mitt and Fraser

MIXED ZONE
33:49 - Scale adjustments during the Games
37:12 - Weather challenges

PODIUM
38:19 - Jim's most nervewracking moment
40:02 - Lighting the cauldron / life post-Games

COOL DOWN
45:08 - Calm under pressure
49:08 - Wrap up

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