ICARUS Sports is a leading Sports Media company dedicated to a wide range of Motor, Outdoor, Water, Fighting, Para Sports, as well as e-Sports. This includes sailing, kiteboarding, surfing, windsurfing, trail running, cycling, mountain biking, snowboarding, skiing, paragliding, off-road triathlons, off-road racing, drone racing, rally raid events, circuit racing, kart racing, rallies, enduro, power boat racing, aero sports, hill climb events, horse racing, fishing and cross-fit, among others.

Founded in 2008, our media production team is made up of active sportsmen and sportswomen, with experience working in over 45 countries and on every continent, has the ability to work anywhere, anytime, even under the most demanding conditions; on the water, across deserts, on top of mountains. No matter the situation, may it be low temperatures or heavy rain, during single or multi-day events, we deliver quality TV & online video content and highlights, only a few hours after the action has taken place. Our distribution team consisting of dedicated media experts ensures worldwide exposure, maximizing the benefits of an extensive media exposure for our events and TV Shows. Our headquarters in Athens are supported by our offices in Shanghai.

We produce inspiring content for more than 140 events and 9 in-house TV shows per year and broadcast more than 30,000 hours of influential content in over 170 countries, every year. Our proven entertainment coverage and guaranteed exposure worldwide offers brands strategic activation and positioning.

ICARUS Sports’ production and broadcast services deliver compelling and inspirational coverage which is proven to retain existing and attract new audiences, leveraging the value of sports and brands.

Passion

We are passionate about Sports. Our Media Team is highly professional, experienced and flexible and all have the benefit of insight as outdoor sports enthusiasts. We value their passion, talent and team work.

Global

ICARUS Sports TV Shows reach more than 170 countries and have been dubbed or subtitled in 16 different languages.

Reputation

ICARUS Sports TV Shows have been hosted by some of the most highly regared sports media networks worldwide.

Excellence

We are multi-tasking, goal-oriented and customer service experts. Our enviable team of specialists have experience, contacts, creativity and technical know-how, which is why they are the best at what they do. Combine their excellence with the latest innovative technology and the secrets to our success are clear.

Experience

Our multilingual team includes editors, producers, videographers, graphic producers, writers and voice over talent. We demand the best and consequently attract the best in the industry.

Introducing the ICARUS Sports Team

Jason Georgaris

Jason Georgaris

Chief Executive Officer

Graduated from NTUA | Greece with an MSc in Management, following a joined BSc and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before joining ICARUS Sports in 2008, he worked as a project manager in the Energy Sector. As one of the founding partners at ICARUS Sports, he currently leads ICARUS Sports as the company’s C.E.O.

Manos Kampas

Manos Kampas

Sales Director

Following his studies in Business Administration, he attended the Institute of Chartered Shipbrokers (ICS). His professional career in multinational and multicultural companies enriched his experience and advanced his skills in sales and customer communication. In 2018, Manos joined ICARUS Sports as Sales & Project Manager, and has now taken up the role of Sales Director. He has a customer-oriented philosophy and a challenge-driven personality, while he values team working as an integral ingredient of his job.

Alexandra Thomas

Alexandra Thomas

Media Sales Manager

After finishing her studies in Business Administration, Alexandra accumulated considerable professional experience of more than ten years in positions involving the industries of hospitality and exports, while specializing in international sales and business development within complex cultural markets. An outdoor sports enthusiast, she always enjoys trying out new activities that bring her closer to nature. Fascinated by ICARUS Sports’ vision, she joined the sales team with a mission to continue sharing the experience in markets around the world.

 Poppy Siasou

Poppy Siasou

Sales & Account Manager:

Graduated from the Democritus University of Thrace specializing in Literature and Civilisation of Black Sea Countries. Poppy has extensive experience of 10+ years in International Sales in the hospitality industry in Istanbul, Rome & Athens. She joined ICARUS Sports as a Sales & Account Manager with ambition to help the company reach its goals.

Katya Chrysafi

Katya Chrysafi

Chief Editor

Having studied Audio and Visual Arts Studies at the Ionian University, Katya joined ICARUS Sports in early 2017. Before that, Katya was involved in the film industry as an Assistant Director. Having enhanced her creative and storytelling skills, Katya has taken up the role of Chief Editor. An active sportswoman, she spends her free time climbing and hiking any mountain she can find.

Ioannis Kouris

Ioannis Kouris

General Manager

Graduated from AUTH, Greece, with a joined BSc and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering, followed by a PG Diploma in Exec. Coaching and OD. Before joining ICARUS Sports in 2020, he worked for more than 15 years in the Energy Sector, and specifically in Renewables, holding regional positions in Europe and the Americas in companies like VESTAS Wind Systems, while since 2019 he has worked in the sports industry and events organization, and specifically as a Race Director of IRONMAN 70.3 Greece. He currently manages the business at ICARUS Sports as the company’s General Manager.

Dimitris Koukas

Dimitris Koukas

Finance Director

Dimitris Koukas joined the company in 2021 as the Finance Director and leads the financial activities, financial controlling, planning & analysis, reporting and treasury for ICARUS Sports. Dimitris holds degrees in the fields of Finance and Applied Mathematics, whilst has has held many relevant corporate finance positions in retail, telecoms and banking.

Christoph Stadler

Christoph Stadler

Business Development Manager

After completing his MSc in business administration at Vienna University of Business and Economics, Christoph started of as an entrepreneur, organizing events, managing the marketing of the Austrian Ice Hockey League and the sports affairs of the largest bank in the country. A marketing professional with over 25 years of experience working with B2C & B2B brands, possessing a proven track record across various industries including sports marketing, apparel, and property. Sports have dominated most of his professional career and his role as business development manager is ideal to build on that experience, developing new concepts and business lines in the perfect environment ICARUS Sports provides.

Konstantinos Papadas

Konstantinos Papadas

Project Manager & COO Assistant

During his studies in Computer Science and Information Systems, Konstantinos joined ICARUS Sports in 2015, wishing to combine his passion for sailing and video production. Having his filming and organizational skills evolve, he succeeded in taking up the position of Project Manager, and the role of TV Shows Executive Producer; whilst promoting his process-oriented thinking.

Panos Marinopoulos

Panos Marinopoulos

Partner

Graduated from Imperial College Business School with an MSc in Management, following a joint BSc and MSc in Electrical and Computer Engineering. Before joining ICARUS Sports in 2010, Panos was an Associate in London for LEK Consulting, a leading consultancy in the field of Business Strategy. As one of the founding partners at ICARUS Sports, Panos is now managing the Financial Activities and Business Development.

Rita Qi

Rita Qi

Sales & Operations Director, China

Graduated from Macquarie University in Sydney Australia with a degree in Marketing. With over 10+ years of professional experience cross Australia and China, she has obtained a verifiable success in the areas of business development, marketing, and operations. She joined ICARUS Sports as Sales and Operation Director of China and looks forward to being part of the team and bringing ICARUS Sports’ excellent services to Chinese market.

 John Toutountzis

John Toutountzis

Media Distribution Manager

Graduated from the University of East Anglia with an MA Politics, following a BA Media Studies. After his studies he held a managerial position in the event management industry. Having lived in the United Kingdom for nine years, he returned to Greece where he joined ICARUS Sports, taking up the role of Media Distribution Manager.

Dimitris Athanaselos

Dimitris Athanaselos

Creative Director

Having graduated from the Department of Cultural Technology & Communication, Dimitris joined ICARUS Sports as a Video Editor in 2015. Recently he was given the opportunity to take up the role of Creative Director, guiding his teammates to create exciting content, making every assignment better than the last.

Panos Pachtas

Panos Pachtas

Chief Operating Officer

Graduated from Panteion University | Greece. Before joining ICARUS Sports in 2011, Panos was working as a logistics supervisor for the family business Pachtas Bros P.C. in the textile industry. He has been with ICARUS Sports since the very beginning. As a C.O.O. he manages the business line of TV production and day to day ICARUS Sports operations.

Ilias Grapas

Ilias Grapas

Sales & Project Manager

With Architecture Studies in National Technical University of Athens, Ilias is involved with Sailing and watersports since a very young age. He has competed in various international events in Olympic and Off-shore classes as well as Match Racing and during his involvement with ICARUS Sports, Ilias has managed media production for numerous sailing projects including the America's Cup, The RC44 class, the GC32 Racing Tour, Kitefoil Gold Cup and many more. In addition to his experience in Sailing, Ilias is passionate about Motorsports like Hillclimbs, Dirt Racing, Karting and Drifting and is in charge of ICARUS Sports ``fresh`` and rapidly developing Motorsport Division.

Anna Cheng

Anna Cheng

Sales & Account Manager, China

After graduating from National Chengchi University, Anna has been focusing on business development in Taipei, Hong Kong, and Shanghai. She supports new services/products to enter the Greater China market. She is now part of the sales team at ICARUS Sports, with a mission to bring our international experiences and powerful spirits to sports events in China.

Dimitris Tsakiroglou

Dimitris Tsakiroglou

Head of Projects

A passionate sailor with a process-oriented mentality, Dimitris was a perfect fit for the Project Manager role, responsible for the production of sports events, creating TV Shows and training the team. He strives to become an ambassador for what ICARUS Sports represents; that is creating exciting content that inspires individuals around the globe.

We worked closely with ICARUS Sports leading up to and during the 2019 Bank of America Chicago Marathon. Their team was great to work with and we were pleased with the results of their efforts.

Mike NishiGeneral Manager, Bank of America Chicago Marathon

ICARUS Sports is awesome! The team is highly dynamic and professional in everything they do!

Elvin TingSingapore, founder of TRIFACTOR

The best that we have seen in the past thirty years. It is delightful to have the opportunity working with a team that is dedicated and passionate about their job. I must say your team with the “good is not enough” kind of attitude has inspired everyone involved in the project and served as a major driving factor for the success of our collaboration.

Danny HoICF Canoe Marathon World Championship Shaoxing Project Manager

ICARUS Sports has proven themselves at the forefront of production and distribution for many of the world’s highest profile sailing events. The GC32 Racing Tour is proud to unite with ICARUS Sports as our TV partners. We know their benchmark of excellence is totally in line with ours, whilst their innovative production style gives us an exciting opportunity to promote the GC32 Racing Tour and connect to new TV audiences and distribution markets.

Christian ScherrerGC32 Class & Racing Tour Manager

ICARUS Sports leads the way in covering the world's premier sailing events. Inside Sailing is a signature property and its packages of sailing footage are perfectly suited to enhance the experience of the high-net-work individuals who enjoy the convenience of private aviation. It's no longer good enough simply to do what has always been done, and ICARUS Sports are at the forefront of innovation in the business of producing and distributing sailing footage.

Mike CroftCEO of ADLUX Group