IAKS UK Webinar 28. September: Olympisches Vermächtnis bei Sport- und Freizeitanlagen

The webinar on September 28, at 4 pm, is the start of a new series by IAKS UK. The Thursday event is the inaugural edition of the series „In conversation with…“ – and will start with IAKS Vice President and POPULOUS Senior Principal Tom Jones.


“In conversation with…Tom Jones

IAKS Study Trip to Tokyo – Olympic Legacy for sports and leisure facilities”

Thursday 28 September 2023, 4 pm (London time).

Tom will present reflections of the sports and leisure facilities that were visited on the IAKS Study Trip, including refurbishments of Olympic venues used in the Tokyo 1964 Olympic Games and the new National Stadium that was built for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. He will also show examples of contemporary sports training facilities, as well as older sports training facilities that cater for traditional Japanese sports.

Attendance free of charge.

Simply write an email to congress@iaks.sport to receive the zoom link.


Picture gallery (sports and leisure facilities visited on 2023 IAKS Study Trip)

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Tom Jones

IAKS Vice President, Senior Principal, Populous
Tom Jones
IAKS Vice President, Senior Principal, Populous

Tom is a Senior Principal in the London office of Populous and has a keen interest in how sports and entertainment buildings and events can enhance cities and communities. He has a great passion for sport and has been able to use this in the design and delivery of a number of high-profile projects around the world, including the new Tottenham Hotspur Stadium, Emirates Stadium for Arsenal FC and the Olympic Stadium for the London 2012 Olympic Games.  He has also worked on other major sports events, including the ICC Cricket World Cup and NFL Super Bowl.

In addition to running major projects, Tom has co-authored the technical guide to Sports Facilities in the Metric Handbook and contributed to a series of international publications. He is a member of the IAKS Executive Board since 2017 and sits on the Sports Economy Sector Advisory Group for DIT (Department of Industry and Trade).  He has also spoken at a range of conferences and events around the world on the sustainability of sports and entertainment buildings.