Why am I here, anyway?

It’s been pointed out to me that many of you (you know, at least 3 of my 4 readers) don’t know why I am here.  No, I am not competing.  I got the opportunity to come here to work at the 2011 Arab Games.  It was a 6 week contract that I just couldn’t pass up!  Many of the same team from VANOC are working here so it has been really great to re-connect with those people.  It’s quite an international crew as our “division” of the Games – which is Sport Presentation and Victory Ceremonies — has been sub-contracted out by a French company which hired the team I am in.  Confused yet?

So I’m in the desert planning medal ceremonies for all  things Aquatic and Tennis.  My venues are absolutely amazing and it all seems to be coming together.  The pace of work here is quite different from what I am used to, but we’re adjusting.

The tag line of the Games is “Doha: where it all comes together”.  I might add “insha’allah”

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