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Ep. 13 - Ben Nichols

Updated: Jul 26

"I think that’s a key part of the industry today is that  you can be excellent at what you do but you’ve constantly got to re-invent yourself and market yourself because the media landscape’s changing."


Ben Nichols is an international sports communications specialist who has worked with a wide variety of global entities. Ben’s experience includes Formula 1, a Middle Eastern tennis tournament, the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games and the World Anti-Doping Agency. During our conversation, Ben talks about working with international properties both in terms of cultural adjustments and the fact someone is always working in one time zone even if it is the middle of the night in yours. Ben shares a number of lessons from all his experiences, including the efforts to stay ahead of the narrative on a subject like doping and the pressures related to working in crisis situations.

Below are Show Notes from Episode 13.


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Dubai Tennis Championships 

Olympic Council of Asia 

Asian Games 

World Anti-Doping Agency 

Commonwealth Games Federation 

2018 Commonwealth Games 

Lance Armstrong with Oprah 

Icarus 

United States Anti-Doping Agency 

UK Anti-Doping 

WADA Talks 

Commonwealth Game Reconciliation Action Plan 

Equal Medals for Men and Women, Sporting News 

Commonwealth Games coverage in New York Times 

International Olympic Committee 

Queensland 

Royal family as patrons of Commonwealth Games

Formula 1 

Lotus Renault - Renault Formula 1 

Liberty Media buys Formula 1 

Chase Carey 

Chase Carey Pulls Formula 1 Out of the Past, NY Times (2019) 

Formula 1 Circuit of the Americas In Austin 

Miami considers a Formula 1 race 

NASCAR 

Indycar Series 

Wimbledon 

Fevertree Championship at Queen’s Club in London (formerly Stella Artois Championship) 

England's Silverstone track 

Australian Open 

Ben Opinion Piece: The athlete voice has become one of the defining issues of our time 


SET PIECES

BBC Desert Island Discs 

Rebecca Ruiz on Twitter 

The Miracle Morning by Hal Elrod 

Kane  and Abel by Jeffrey Archer 

Modern Love 

Sky Documentaries 

Clinton Affair 

Tom Odell 

James Bay 

Jason Mraz 

Oasis 

Blur 

Goran Ivanesvic 

2001 Wimbledon 

1996 Euro 

1966 England World Cup 

1996 Euro Semifinal As it Happened, The Guardian (2020) 

Credentials Only with Cara Banks 

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