Four questions to Daniel Gyger, Head of Partnering and member of the Executive Board of itec.
The European Artistic Gymnastics Championships Basel 2021 are in full progress. How would you describe your daily routine?
In a good mood, annoying the team until 8 o’clock in the morning. Then I go where I’m needed. My trainers are my most important tool. The whole day is full of variety due to the great collaboration with security, media, LOC, etc.
At some point the day ends. The time is less important, because the end of the day ends with the last day’s duty.
What are the biggest technical challenges?
The short-notice requests, always pose a challenge. The planned and scaled network and internet requirements have changed a lot in the last few days. In addition, of course, the support needed at short notice from the various channels such as the website, streams, etc., is also a challenge.
How many hours are you on your feet every day?
That can vary a lot. I usually start around 7am and finish sometime between 9pm and midnight, for 2 weeks, 7 days a week.
What was the best moment during this european championship week?
I can hardly name a single moment, as there were many of them. Especially the always funny and great moments with the whole team. No matter how stressful it is at certain times of the day, everyone works and is always in a good mood. The whole Covid organisation is always an issue and a big challenge.
I wish I could organise such an event with this team again.