Harris Kalofonos will discuss how in 2013 an unexpected decision by the International Olympic Committee for the fate of the sport of wrestling in the Olympic Games served as a unique opportunity leading Ancient Olympia in Greece in becoming as sister city of Colorado Springs. Harris will also highlight how public information officers and public relations professionals can talk more about the stories of US Olympic hopefuls that live and train in the city in order to help Colorado Springs residents understand the impact of the Olympic Movement to the growth of their city.
Harrison Kalofonos is the International Relations Consultant for the International Olympic Academy in the U.S., and the Manager of Marketing at USA Wrestling (USAW). He was instrumental in making the city of Colorado Springs a sister city with Ancient Olympia, of Greece this past April. Over the years Harris worked on several projects related to USAW’s sponsors ability to communicate effectively with the organizations 200,000 plus members. He has also played a significant role in the international relations and Olympic hospitality programs of USAW as he has worked at four Olympic Games since 2004. He is originally from Greece, and prior to his role at USAW, he served his home country's military as a Special Forces Officer. Beyond his professional life in the Olympic Movement, Harris is also involved in developing funding proposals for renewable energy initiatives. During his free time in Colorado he is an avid hiker, camper, and snowboarder.
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When: Wednesday, May 21, 2014
11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Where: Sky Sox/Security Service Field
4385 Tutt Boulevard
Colorado Springs, CO 80922
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Cost: $25 – Non-member
$20 – PRSA Member
$15 – Student
*Cash, check or credit card accepted at the door
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