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Kirsty Burrows

Managing Director

Kirsty Borrows Managing Director of Sports Rights Solutions

Author of the “IOC Toolkit for IFs and NOCs related to creating and implementing policies and procedures to safeguard athletes from harassment and abuse in sport (2017)

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Kirsty started her career in sport as a Physiotherapist for National Teams and in centres for excellence at the highest level of sports rehabilitation. Kirsty credits this as what impressed on her the truly awesome potential of sport to unite, to drive change, to empower. And the responsibility that sports administrators carry in the face of that.

It was this that led Kirsty to study the CIES Master’s in Management, Law and Humanities of sport, immediately following which she joined the International Olympic Committee.

Upon leaving to set up independently, Kirsty remained as a consultant to the IOC, assisting with the IOC Gender Equality Review Project implementation and developing key strategy and initiatives related to the Prevention of Harassment and Abuse in Sport.

This saw Kirsty author the IOC Toolkit for IFs and NOCs related to creating and implementing policies and procedures to safeguard athletes from harassment and abuse in sport - hailed as the most important and comprehensive policy tool for sports organisations in athlete safeguarding and resulting in the implementation of athlete safeguarding policies and procedures across the Olympic Movement.

Regarded as an expert in the field, Kirsty is frequently invited to presents on this subject matter at international conferences and symposiums, of Non-Governmental Organisations including the United Nations and the Council of Europe, sporting organisations and expert groups.

Her important works and publications include: IOC guidelines for International Federations (IFS) and National Olympic Committees (NOCS) related to creating and implementing a policy to safeguard athletes from harassment and abuse in sport, IOC Youth Olympic Games framework for safeguarding athletes and other participants from harassment and abuse in sport, IOC framework for safeguarding athletes and other participants from harassment and abuse in sport

Member of Council of Europe Pool of Experts - 2018: Start to Talk Campaign - Enlarged Partial Agreement in Sport
Mandela Award - 2015: Awarded for outstanding presentation of Master’s thesis
Presidential Gold Medal - 2010: Awarded for services to Singapore Football
Singapore Olympic Council Commendation plaque - 2010: Awarded for services rendered at the Inaugural Youth Olympic Games

Lucy Cunningham is Community Manager for the IOC Advancing Women in Sport Community Platform.

Originally from Liverpool, England, Lucy completed her bachelors degree in Marketing and Business through an Athletic Soccer Scholarship at Clayton State University.

Lucy has a strong athletic background playing semi-professional football in England, Canada and Spain as well as her 4 years studying in the USA as a Student-Athlete.

Along with her personal athletic roots, Lucy has experience coaching academy football at grass roots level in the United States.

Lucy is incredibly passionate about sport, particularly women's sport. She is determined and confident in her beliefs that in the IOC Advancing Women in Sport Platform, and more broadly the IOC Gender Equality Report lies a great opportunity to advance towards equal access and opportunity for women and girls on and off the field of play.

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Lucy Cunningham

Project Lead

Lucy Cunningham Project Lead of Sports Rights Solutions

Carrie Raukar

Executive Assistant to the Managing Director

Carrie Raukar Assistant to the Managing Director of Sports Rights Solutions

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Carrie Raukar comes to Sports Rights Solutions after spending the last 7 years at the Doha Film Institute working in event production and team management.

Prior to her years in Qatar, Carrie spent over a decade in New York City working in marketing, events, writing, and entertainment.

Carrie is the wearer of many hats, and she relishes that role. Her experience is not necessarily the most walked path; Skate guard at Rockefeller center, singing at Carnegie Hall, Ticketing Operations Manager at Tribeca Film Festival, and even brief stint as the Teletubbies tour manager; but these and many more varied opportunities have given Carrie the ability to communicate across all cultures, personalities, and life experiences. She is the organizer, the communicator, the matrix maker, the cheerleader, and the glue that holds it all together.

Carrie is honored to be part of Sports Rights Solutions and its overall mission to protect and support athletes of all ages and abilities across the world of sport.

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