Clients/Testimonials

Diego Lopez - ALDEA SOLUTIONS INC.

Senior Director Global Sales – June 19, 2019

Mara is one of the most talented and professional people I know about what is doing. Total confidence in the outcome ALWAYS! It was a pleasure working with Mara!

Boris VANDEL - EUROVISION

Project Leader – March 26, 2019

Mara is a great professional always looking for the best solution to accommodate our teams and with the smile. I really recommend Mara to help you to organize your events.

Sylwia Jurczynska - EBU

Network Resource Manager – March 18, 2019

I have worked with Mara on a couple of occasions and always it was very smooth cooperation. She is very professional, client-oriented and provides you with exactly the services you have requested. What makes the cooperation even easier is Mara’s character: open, friendly and motivated to deliver perfect service.

Carlos Maluf - ESPN BRASIL

Acquisition Director – March 14, 2019


I know Mara from a long time. She has worked for ESPN Brasilin many big events as Olympics and FIFA World Cups amongothers. She is a very professional person who knows excatlyhow the things works in order to give the best options for herclients when producing a big event.

Karel Svoboda - EUROVISION/EBU

Senior Major Events Expert – December 21, 2016

EBU operation in Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games was very successful also thanks to Mara and all the MX Sports colleagues who always kept an excellent level of services and personal attention to all our needs during our stay in Rio. Thank you for this. I can recommend your services to anyone, especially for your flexibility to help with any special needs and your positive and polite approach at any time.

Robert Elphinston - FIBA

President – January 20, 2012

Mara Xenou is an absolute professional in her work and relationships with many prestigeous International organisations and Companies. Involved in supporting many clients for Olympic Games and FIFA World Cups, primarily in accommodation, ground services and travel, Mara provides a really friendly but high level of service to her many clients., world wide. Its a pleasure to work with Mara Xenou.

Evandro Figueira - IMG

Vice President – January 20, 2012

Mara has worked for us on our last Olympic Projects (Athens and Beijing). Her work is very professional, she is trustworthy and reliable. She is always on top of things and it makes our job easier on different regions of the planet. We will probably work together again in the future due to the results she has brought to us.

Guillermo Barreto - DIRECTV LATIN AMERICA

AVP – January 18, 2016

“MX Sports , is a proven expert at delivering logistics needs for TV Broadcasters, production companies and any corporation at all planning major operations at the world’s biggest sporting events, focusing on World Cups and Olympic Games. Accommodations and transportation are often overlooked details, which can contribute to the overall success of a television production. MX Sports deliver top quality properties and services which allow you to focus on the work at hand.”

Kitty Balieiro - ESPN BRASIL

Project Manager, International Events – August 29, 2011

I first met Mara in 2007, in a meeting in Beijing, and we have been together in all our accomodation needs for big coverages since then. We worked with her in 2008 Olympics, 2010 World Cup and will do the same in London 2012. She is commited with her clients since the first contact and also – as a plus – is a great company too. I recommend Mara to any company looking for excelent services in accomodation and hospitality in big coverages – there will be no regrets!

Juca Silveira - RADIO E TALEVISAO BANDEIRANTES

DIRECTOR – April 28, 2011

I have been working frequently with Mara Xenou since Athens 2004 Olympic Games and Beijing 2008 and South Africa 2010. I can trust her commitment for the clients satisfaction from the very beginning of the projects until the end. I strongly recommend MX Sports to any company that requires a complete solution on accommodation and hospitality services during big events like Olympics and World Cups.

ITV UK

April 20, 2005

We highly recommend Mara and the whole MX Sports team. We worked together in the Athens Games and we had great results, high integrity, creativity and good value. Definitely an expert team”

Doug Ingram - UNITED STATES OLYMPIC COMMITTEE

Managing Director – August 30 20, 2005

Mara provided outstanding off-site housing service to several of our Olympic sports for the past two Olympic Games. Her outstanding work ethic was evident in the superlative research she did to provide us a full range of options. The result was providing our sport teams with ideal housing situations that positively contributed to their performance success at the Games.

Martin Peshka - ESPN Inc. USA

Director of Engineering – May 8, 2013

“I along with my colleagues from ESPN Brazil worked with Mara in South Africa for our coverage of the World Cup of Soccer 2010. Mara worked diligently with her numerous contacts to provide housing and production location options to us. We worked together on choosing locations during December of 2009. And then again on coverage of the matches May/June of 2010. Mara is a great person to work with. She is pleasant, resourceful and has many connections globally. It was a great experience. My colleagues at ESPN Brazil told me that they have worked with Mara on numerous events around the world and always had a great experience.”
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, High Integrity

Stuart Young - Al Jazeera UK

November 30, 2010

“World Cups, Olympics, other major sports events… MX Sports will be there – way beforehand – smoothing everything from accommodation and transportation arrangements to sorting out other logistical problems. And they will always recommend the best place to have dinner!”

Marcia Cintra- TV Globo

Director of Sports Rights – June 15, 2011

“We can always count on MX Sports for the best arrangements even under the most difficult situations. MX Sports has provided us with great solutions on logistics in major events and we are happy to count on this excellent professionalism. We highly recommend MX Sports!”

Rich Wilde - GlobeCast

Technical Advisor – May 15, 2013

“Mara has evolved MX Sports into a highly professional operation over the years. She has been instrumental in sourcing accommodation and workspace not only for us but for a host of other broadcasters at pretty much every major sporting event I have been involved in over the past decade. Her attention to detail and hands on approach to solving her clients’ accommodation issues in places where everything is usually either booked up well ahead of time or hideously expensive is second to none. I know she makes it look easy, but believe me there’s a lot of background work and research that goes into this and MX Sports is, in my opinion one of the leading lights in this niche market.
I cannot recommend her highly enough!”
Top Qualities: Great Results, Personable, Expert

Dario Leite - TV RECORD

Managing Editor Sportnews – May 20, 2013

MX Sports and Mara were hired by TV Record, Brazilian Broadcast, to take care of the logistics during the station’s coverage of World Cup 2010. Despite the difficulties encountered in South Africa, Mara was able to provide satisfactory solutions to our needs.

Karen McCone - HAIVISION

VP Broadcast & Telecom Sales, US & Canada – June 20, 2011

I had the pleasure of working with Mara during the South Africa World Cup and can attest to her professionalism and dedication to all her customers. She took the time to understand our needs and finds solutions that worked for us. No matter what the challenge Mara was able get results. I look forward to working wiht her during the 2012 Olympics.

Brian Duffey - Intelsat USA

Director/Sr. Product Manager, Major Events and Occasional Use Services – November 30, 2010


I was referred to Mara and her company MX Sports & Events through a mutual customer during the early phases of our planning for the 2010 World Cup in South Africa. As those who were involved in this sporting spectacular can attest, the behind the scenes logistics; planning for housing, transport and ancillary services, posed challenges far greater then the planning for the broadcast requirements. From our first contact with Mara all the way through the final farewells in mid-July, she and her team were the consummate professionals. The housing they arranged on our behalf met all expectations; was secure, well kept and in move-in condition upon our arrivals. Her team met our staff at the airport over the course of the event, helped resolve logistics issues small and large and most importantly, treated our group more like friends or family then clients. The highest recommendation I can provide for Mara and the team at MX Sports & Events … We look forward to working with them in the future as we prepare for the next round of major events!

More Testimonials

Barbara Yaremko – Bluewhale Broadcasting Corporation
Co-Owner / Director / CEO
March 17, 2019 

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Mara on her continued success in this challenging and exciting industry. I collaborated with Mara during the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and I observed first hand why she continues to receive the highest accolades from her peers and clients throughout her longstanding career. Her expertise and astute professionalism are exemplary and I look forward to working with her Company and her esteemed self in the very near future.

 

Rene Frey – Apa Publications UK Ltd
CEO
June 30, 2014

“Mara Xenou is a very professional and dedicated person that helped us a lot during preparations of WC 2014 in Brazil.
We were highly satisfied with the results and can truly recommend MX Sports.”

 

TYC
June 12, 2011
“MX Sports have very good skills to solve problems very fast and in a very creative way ”

 

February 16, 2011
“Despite all the issues and inconveniences we had in South Africa, MX Sports team worked extremely hard to support our company during the World Cup.
There were always available 24×7 and had great abilities to solve problems. ”

 

George Zarkadakis, CEO Cypsel
May 7, 2013
“I have known Mara for several years and has been one of the people whose unparalleled expertise in marketing and communications helped me in a variety of projects and ventures. She is a hard-working, intelligent, insightful and results- oriented manager, a perfectionist who will always go the extra mile in order to meet – and exceed – her clients’ needs. I have no hesitation whatsoever in recommending her as one for the top professionals in her field internationally.”

 

TELEFE
May 9, 2011
“MX Sports have shown us a deep knowledge of logistics for big events. And also great skills for handling unexpected situations or last-minute requests, always delivering “solutions”, not new problems. MX Sports shows a strong commitment with the client in every situation.”

 

ESPN BRASIL
December 4, 2010
“MX Sports managed our housing services in China and in South Africa for the biggest worldwide events: World Cup and Olympic Games. She found excellent options for our team, which helped us doing our job better and provided an outstanding performance. MX Sports team demonstrated ethic work and active representation on client ́s interests.”

 

April 28, 2011

We had contract service from Mara and It was wonderful we worked at 2008 China the best accommodation that we´ve already have, South Africa and sure in London. I don´t need to say the service was fantastic. Thank you, Mara.

 

TV Bandeirantes

December 2, 2010
“We highly recommend MX Sports as an excellent logistics and accommodations company. They have been working for us for a long time for Olympics and World Cups and we never had any complaints.”

 

April 20, 2009
“We highly recommend MX Sports . Their work is very professional and very consistent.”

 

Mondial Marketing
November 29, 2010
“Able and focused, MX Sports provides a much-appreciated niche service to the world’s sports broadcasters, wherever the action is.”