Call for Participation | Leveraging the Olympic Games for building sport organisations’ capacity | 2nd July 2015, Brunel University

Leveraging the Olympic Games for building sport organisations’ capacity is an end of project conference. The project has been funded by the International Olympic Committee Olympic Studies Centre in the framework of the Advanced Olympic Research Grant Programme. The conference is organized by Brunel University, London, and Russian International Olympic University. It will take place in the Cavendish Room, Hamilton Centre, Brunel University, London.


Conference Programme

08.30-09.30 — Arrival and registration

09.30-09.40 — Welcome address, Prof. Julia Buckingham, Vice Chancellor, Brunel University

09.40-10.20 — Sir Craig Reedie, Vice-President, International Olympic Committee
Agenda 2020, the Olympic Games and National Sport Organizations

10.20-11.00 — Vassil Girginov (Brunel University) & Nikolay Peshin (Russian International Olympic University)
UK and Russian National Governing Bodies of Sport leveraging of the London and Sochi Olympic and Paralympic Games for organisational capacity building

11.00-11.20 — Coffee break

11.20-12.00 — Irina Gladkikh, Sports Department, International Olympic Committee
IOC, Games Organising Committees and National Governing Bodies before, during and after the Games

12.00-12.40 — Sergey Evseev, Head of Science & Education Department, Russian Ministry of Sport
Russian Paralympic Governing Bodies leveraging of the 2014 Sochi  Games

12.40-1.40 — Lunch break – networking

1.40-2.20 — Simon Shibli, Director, Sports Industry Research Centre, Sheffield Hallam
Studying the impact of mega events: lessons for National Governing Bodies

2.20-3.00 — Stewart Kellett – Director of Recreation & Partnership, British Cycling
Inspiration to Participation: Leveraging the London Olympics to grow cycling

3.00-3.20 — Coffee break

3.20-4.00 — Tim Hollingsworth, CEO British Paralympic Association
British Paralympic Association leveraging of the London Games

4.00-4.45 — Round table with C Reedie, I Gladkikh, S Kellett, S Shibli, S Evseev & T Hollingsworth
Making the most of the Olympic Games for strengthening the work of NGB

4.45-4.50 — Concluding remarks – Closing down the conference

Participation in the conference is free but places are limited. To register please email and provide your name, position and institution. Places are allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Travel directions are available at

Parking may be booked via Please provide make and registration of car and mention that you will be attending the conference.

There’s a neat flyer for the conference at the end of this link!




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