IN THEIR OWN WORDS
Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective
Episode 96 - Allen Brooks
One of our most requested guests ever, the incomparable Allen Brooks, joins the Salt Lake 2002 Retrospective podcast and remembers giving up team handball for an opportunity to work the Games, his parents living in Ogden and finding something within you that you didn't know you had (recorded 17 March 2021).
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00:26 - Welcome Allen!
02:08 - A pivot to leadership / a light on what is really important
08:57 - Marooned on an island
12:08 - An introduction to Doug Arnot at ACOG
17:33 - Overseeing the ice hockey venues
20:49 - Creating a leadership approach
24:16 - A diverse OCOG in a homogenous society
28:28 - "An immediate connection"
32:05 - The refinement of venue management
35:33 - Building a venue team
38:43 - The big challenges
44:33 - People doing jobs they've never done before
46:43 - A family affair / the Paralympic Games
53:41 - The people that shaped Allen
57:14 - Wrap up
Transcript to come...