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It is no secret that writing a book is a labor of love. Legacy Sport has been no different.


We could not have done it without the support of several amazing people and organizations that share our belief in the power of sport to build a better future for everyone. To you all, we say a HUGE thank you - we could not have done it without you.


To Kevin Martinez and Jennifer Paulett at ESPN, thank you for the amazing work that you and your team at ESPN do to improve the lives of people through sport. Thank you for believing in our vision for Legacy Sport and for helping to make our dream a reality.


To the Thought Leaders that we interviewed for the book and the companion podcast series, thank you for sharing your wisdom and insights with us. Your contribution will make Legacy Sport a more valuable resource for readers. Thank you Alan Jope, Allen Hershkowitz, Anna Isaacson, Anne-Cecile Turner, Ben Astin, Benita Fitzgerald Mosley, Carol Cone, Claude Atcher, Clementine Painter, Dean Kamen, Edreece Arghandiwal, Florence Darquie-Bossard, Hubert Joly, Joanne Pasternack, John Balkam, John Izzo, Julia Palle, Kevin Anderson, Kevin Martinez, Kely Nascimento-DeLuca, Kirk Souder, Lesa Ukman, Lew Blaustein, Lisa Arie, Lisa Zimouche, Lucien Boyer, Marie Sallois, Matthew Campelli, Mike Geddes, Olga Harvey, Ricardo Fort, Scott Jenkins, Sebastian Buck, Tania Braga, and Tim Shriver.


To Georgina Young, thank you for sharing your great HEC Paris MBA Project Report “Legacy & The Olympic Games” with us and allowing us to use it as the basis for our Chapter on the Olympics.


And to the hundreds of friends and colleagues that pre-ordered one or more copies of Legacy Sport on our pre-publication Publishizer crowdfunding campaign, thank you for your trust. A special call out to Jamie Cross, Joanne Pasternack, Kate Beavan, Kevin Foley, Megan Dale, Oladele Sobomehin, Scott Jenkins, Chicke Fitzgerald and Pat Gallagher for your generosity in pre-purchasing multiple copies of the book.


To Lawrence Knorr and Abigail Henson at Sunbury Press, thank you for believing in us and helping us to tell the story we want to tell. We are excited to be working with you and your team and love the work that you do.

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Legacy Sport authors Neill, Fabien and Jo all practice what they preach through their company 17 Sport, the world’s first integrated sports impact company operating at the intersection of sport, business and purpose. We exist to use the power of sport to build a positive future for the world.

We collaborate with the pioneers and thought-leaders of the sports world to to inspire, educate and enable the business of sport to do good while doing well. We provide purpose led business solutions - advisory, commercial and management - to brands, sports properties, athletes and sports non-profits to help them manage their investments in sport in a more meaningful way.


Our global team comprises individuals who have been at the forefront of the Purpose revolution for the last 15 years. Together, we apply unrivaled expertise to tailored solutions that drive social, environmental and commercial returns.

To find out how 17 Sport can help you, visit our website.

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Written for aspiring and active executives working in the business of sports, Legacy Sport is an accessible and informative guide that will inspire, educate and enable you to do good while doing well and manage your investment in sport in a meaningful way.