Symposium Keynote Speakers

Richard Pound

Keynote I – Richard Pound

Richard Pound is a Canadian lawyer, partner of the law firm Stikeman Elliott, the former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) based in Montreal, and former chancellor of McGill University. He is a former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and was a one-time candidate for the presidency of that organization. Richard Pound’s talk will be “Marketing the Olympics”

Keynote II – Klaus Schormann

Klaus Schormann is the president of the International Union of Modern Pentathlon (UIPM). Klaus Schormann’s presentation is entitled “Governing and Olympic World Federation”

Keynote III – Sam Ramsamy

Sam Ramsamy is an educator, activist and sports administrator from South Africa. In the 1980s, he was a high-profile anti-apartheid campaigner in London and was chairman of the South Africa non-racial Olympic Committee (SAN-ROC) during the apartheid years from 1976 to 1990, campaigning against discrimination in sport and against the participation of South Africa’s white-only teams in international sporting events. He returned to South Africa upon the lifting of ban on the ANC and became the President of South Africa’s official National Olympic Committee from 1991. Ramsamy led the first non-racial South African team to the 1992 Barcelona Olympics. Ramsamy is a member of the International Olympic Committee. Ramsamy will discuss, “Major Challenges after being awarded the Games”.