It was with great sadness that The World Games family learned of the death of Manolo Romero, the founder of International Sports Broadcasting (ISB).
Manolo Romero is considered one of the leading professionals in the organization and television production of major international sporting events. His professional career spans more than 50 years, and he has directly participated in the television coverage of every Olympic Games since 1968, along with other multi-sport Games, and world championships in a good number of sports. Romero and International Sports Broadcasting have broadcast The World Games since 2017.
Manolo Romero was the first European to enter The Sports Broadcasting Hall of Fame.
IWGA President José Perurena says: “I have sent my condolences on behalf of The World Games Family. Manolo Romero was always available to us, not only as a business partner but also as an adviser, supporter and especially as a friend of the IWGA. With his enormous experience, he contributed to the discussions with his typical helpful nature, and carried us and the Games to the next – no, to an even higher level.
We thank him for his tireless commitment, and his willingness to engage with us and The World Games far beyond normal levels.
Our thoughts are with his wife and daughter in these difficult hours. We are losing a business partner, but in particular we are losing a very good friend.”
Photo credit: Manolo Romero Canela / ACADEMIA DE LA TELEVISIÓN
The World Games is a multi-sport event staged every four years by the International World Games Association, organised with the support of the International Olympic Committee. The World Games 2022 was held in Birmingham, Alabama, USA, 7-17 July 2022. 3,600 athletes from 34 sports and 100 countries took part in the Games. The 12th edition of The World Games will be held in Chengdu, CHN in 2025.