• 10 September 2020, 5:00pm to 10 September 2020, 6:30pm
Online event
Free

Join us for the Future of Sport: In conversation with Lord Sebastian Coe KBE and John Bertrand AO.

Internationally recognised as leaders in sport, Victoria University in partnership with Loughborough University is excited to present this first event in our Future of Sport Series, with Lord Sebastian Coe KEB and John Bertrand AO. 

Discussing all things Olympics in this current climate will be Lord Sebastian Coe KBE, Chancellor of Loughborough University, two-time gold medal-winning Olympian, President of World Athletics and accomplished politician. He will join Australia’s own John Bertrand AO, Chair of the Sport Australia Hall of Fame, President of Swimming Australia, multiple world champion, Australia II America’s Cup skipper and Olympic medallist.

In what should have been an Olympic and Paralympic year, and with Olympics between them both as administrators and athletes, no two individuals are better placed to discuss the impact on the Tokyo Olympics due to Covid-19.

During the conversation they will:

  • discuss the preparation required to deliver the Olympics
  • discuss the planning and consideration around cancelling an event of this significance
  • explore themes around the impact on the legacy of the Olympics movement and the athletes, should the Olympic’s not go ahead as planned.

The discussion will be moderated by Professor Corinne Reid, Deputy Vice-Chancellor Research, Victoria University, and former team psychologist for England Rugby and Australia’s Hockeyroos and Kookaburras; and Professor Tony Edwards, Dean for Loughborough University London, globally recognised Professor of International Management and esteemed author. It will address the need to manage athlete’s wellbeing and the various ways preparation has been impacted by different lockdown measures across the globe.

We are excited to announce Cate Campbell OAM, Australian Olympic Gold Medallist, and Montez Blair, USA track athlete and Loughborough University Alumnus will be joining the Future of Sport event from 6pm. They will discuss their experience with training and preparation following delay of major sporting event including the Tokyo Olympics.

Registrations for the event have now closed and VU will provide details on how to watch a recording of the live stream shortly.

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