May 16, 2021
ATLETICAGENEVE presents the various aspects of the organization linked to Covid, on the Léman Bleu TV program
Walter Zecca, president, underlined the new logistical constraints and also the difficulties with which the meeting is confronted, linked directly or indirectly to the pandemic. An increase in certain significant costs (accommodation, transport), new costs (masks, gel, protection plan), increase in the athletic level of athletes (only professionals are admitted) and inherent costs, which must also face the 'impossible equation linked to a decrease in sponsors.
However, the pandemic has also reduced certain costs (giant screen VIP area), but this is not enough to balance the budget, especially since certain expenses are, so to speak, imposed (prize-money, anti-doping controls, reminder station. false start) by the regulations of the European Association (European Athletics) according to the category to which ATLETICAGENEVE belongs (World Continetal Tour - Bronze).
ATLETICAGENEVE, composed entirely of volunteers, keeps its principles and values related to the fight against doping and the fact that athletes are not paid to participate. The main costs are linked to a contribution to transport costs and accommodation, as Walter Zecca points out in the show.