Cultural Learnings from the Olympic Winter Games

Posted on March 12, 2014

A week on from the end of the Winter Olympics, Raj Koria, reflects on his time in Sochi. In the days since my return from Sochi, a lot of people have asked what it was like being an Englishman in Russia. At first I thought I was gaining a genuine cultural experience of the country. […]

A view from inside the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in Sochi

Posted on February 24, 2014

As I have mentioned before, my office is located in the International Broadcast Centre (IBC). The IBC is the beating heart of broadcast operations at big sports events. The feeds from all 450+ cameras from the various venues are sent to the IBC to be accessed by broadcasters, a lot of whom have their main […]

What is a lawyer doing at the Olympic Games?

Posted on February 22, 2014

People have been asking Raj Koria, “what’s a lawyer doing at the Games?” thinking that it bears no relation to my day job, where I am locked away in an office with no fresh air or sunlight, drafting contracts day and night (or at least that is what they think my day job is like). […]

A lawyer’s view on the first week of the Sochi Games

Posted on February 17, 2014

It has been 10 long and hectic days since Raj Koria’s arrival in Sochi – below is his review of all things Olympics. Most of my time was spent on preparations for the opening ceremony and through the crucial opening weekend. Having read the media coverage of Sochi with interest, I have been comparing it to […]

Touchdown in Sochi the Russian Olympic experience begins

Posted on February 9, 2014

The trip to Sochi is the culmination of the last three and a half years spent working on media rights deals for the Games for one of our consultants, Raj Koria. I have had the privilege of being involved with the commercial rights of some great sporting events over the years and the best part has […]