From humble beginnings as a child swimmer in Ocean Falls, B.C. to a member of Canada’s Rome 1960 Olympics team, Dick Pound eventually became one of the leaders in world sport as a vice-president of the International Olympic Committee.
The outspoken Montreal lawyer, who recently turned 77, founded the World Anti-Doping Agency. He is now the most-senior member of the IOC. Pound was in Vancouver for the April 1 Canadian Club lunch. On March 28, theBreaker.news Podcast host Bob Mackin interviewed Pound.
This is the second of two parts, in which Pound talks about the commercialization and expansion of world sport, a legacy of his negotiation of IOC broadcast and sponsorship deals, and the quandary of escalating costs of Games hosting.
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