Clean sport = fair outcome?

Round-table Conference in Oslo 25 June.

Prime Minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, will open the Conference at Grand Hotel in Oslo 25 June. Vice President of WADA, Linda Hofstad Helleland, will also be present. 

Other participants are Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, a humanitarian, spiritual leader, ambassador of peace and founder of World Forum for Ethics in Business, Prosessor Richard McLaren, who investigated and released two reports on doping in Russia and Travis Tygart, who has been CEO of USADA since 2007. Full program below. 

The main topic for the Conference will be based on the current turbulent situation within international sport and anti-doping prior to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeonChang, South Korea.

The title of the Conference is “Clean Sport = Fair Outcome?”. The Conference will be based on two themes. The first theme is “The fox guarding the henhouse in anti-doping? -Are we acting in the interest of clean athletes?” while the other topic is focusing on the “Right to fairness for Athletes.” 

International experts, sports leaders and athletes are among the speakers.

Registration is now closed. For any inquiries, please contact Helene Lium (helene.lium@antidoping.no). 

Key information

The overall purpose of the Round-Table Conference is to highlight and discuss anti-doping activities in light of the turbulent situation within international sport and anti-doping prior to the Winter Olympic Games in PyeonChang, South Korea.

The conference will take place at Grand Hotel, in the centre of Oslo, Norway, on 25 June from 12.30 to 18.15. Registration from 12.30-13.15. 

The Conference will start precisely at 13.15. 

Grand Hotel
Address: Karl Johans gate 31, NO-0159 Oslo, Norway
Telephone: +47 23 21 20 00

Email: grand@grand.no
Internet: http://www.grand.no/en/default.html
Concierge: concierge@grand.no

12.30-13.15

Registration

 

13.15-13.30
Welcome 
Vebjørn Rodal, Acting Chair - Anti-Doping Norway

 

Address
Tom Tvedt, President - Norwegian Olympic and Paralympic Committee and Confederation of Sports

13.30-13.45
Opening of the Conference
Erna Solberg, Prime Minister - Norway


13.45-13.55
Opening remarks
Is Fair Play possible?
Johann Olav Koss, Founder - FairSport & President - Waratah Impact


13.55-14.05
Opening remarks
Is Ethics in Sport more than following the Rules?
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Founder - World Forum for Ethics in Business & Art of Living


14.05-14.15
Keynote speaker
What is going on in Anti-Doping?
Linda Hofstad Helleland, Vice President - World Anti-Doping Agency

 

14.15-14.25
Keynote speaker
EU and Sport
Jo Leinen, Member - European Parliament & Board Member - World Forum for Ethics in Business


14.25-14.35
Keynote speaker
Outcome from WADA's first Global Athlete Forum 
Andréanne Morin, Member - WADA's Athlete Committee 

 

THEME 1:
Fox and the Henhouse in Anti-Doping - are we acting in the Interest of the Clean Athletes?

 

14.35-14.45
Keynote speaker
Why new Structure for anti-doping in International Athletics?
David Howman, Chair - Athletics Integrity Unit

 

14.45-14.55
Keynote speaker
Fox and the Henhouse
Travis Tygart, CEO - US Anti-Doping Agency

 

14.55-15.05
Keynote speaker
Arbitration and Fair Trial
Professor Ulrich Haas, Arbitrator - Court of Arbitration for Sport

 

15.05-15.50
Round table discussion
Linda Hofstad Helleland
David Howman
Travis Tygart
Ulrich Haas
Dagmar Freitag, Member - German Parliament
Gerhard Heiberg, Honorary member - IOC
Britha Røkenes, Attorney at law - Director Testing & Legal ADNO

 

15.50-15.55
Ethics in Sport Award
World Forum for Ethics in Business

 

15.55-16.20: 
Coffee Break

 

Theme 2:

Right to Fairness for Athletes


16.20-16.35
Keynote speaker
How did sports world end up in a Doping chaos?
Professor Richard McLaren

 

16.35-16.45
Keynote speaker
Follow up on Investigations of Organized Doping
Günter Younger, Director of Intelligence and Investigations - WADA

 

16.45-16.55
Keynote speaker
Fraud and Financial Crime in Sport
Hans Christian Koss, Expert - Financial Crime

 

16.55-17.05
Keynote speaker
The willingness for reforms to Protect Clean Athletes
Claudia Bokel, Executive Director - FairSport

 

17.05-17.50
Round table discussion
Richard McLaren
Claudia Bokel
Honorable Clayton Cosgrove, Former New Zealand Minister of Sport
Birgit Skarstein, Member - Athletes commission of the international Paralympic Committee and World Champion in Rowing
Sven Mollekleiv, Senior Vice President - Sustainability, DNV GL and Head - Ethical Committee of the Norwegian Football Assiciation

 

17.50-18.00
How to improve Performance?
Professor Øyvind Sandbakk, Managing Director - Centre for Elite Sports Research, NTNU

 

18.00-18.15
Conference Outcome
Rajita Kulkarni, President - World Forum for Ethics in Business
Anders Solheim, CEO - Anti-Doping Norway

 

Moderator: 
Jan Åge Fjørtoft

Attendance

The content of the conference is meant for amongst others (but not limited to) any person or organisation that wishes to take part in an important discussion on how to improve and strengthen anti-doping activities at international level, in order to protect clean athletes in sports.

Please note that there is a limited number of participants who can attend, so that it is on a “first-come, first-served” basis.

Participation fee

There is not participant’s fee to attend the seminar.

Registration

Registration is now closed. For any inquiries, please contact Helene Lium (helene.lium@antidoping.no). 

Airport

The main airport in Oslo is Oslo Airport Gardermoen (OSL):

Ground transportation from/to airport

The quickest way to the city centre is by express train (called “flytoget”) to either Oslo Central Station or Nationaltheatret, depending on which hotel you are staying at.

The Airport Express Train (Flytoget) takes about 20 minutes from the airport to the city centre and costs approximately EUR 15-20 for a one way ticket. The Express train goes every 10 mins. From Oslo Central Station or Nationaltheatret, you may take the subway, a taxi or walk to your hotel depending on its location.

If you choose to take a taxi from the airport to the city centre, this will cost approximately EUR 120. It takes approx. 45 minutes by taxi outside rush hour (rush hour is usually between 2.30 pm and 5.30 pm).

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation and are kindly asked to book their hotel room directly with the hotel.

Visa

For all information related to visa application, please consult this webpage

Currency

The local currency is NOK (Norwegian krone). Most places, including taxis, accept mastercard or visa.

1 EUR = approx. 9,6 NOK

1 USD = approx. 8 NOK

Weather

Temperatures may vary at this time of the year. Average temperatures end of June are usually around 17-20 degrees. We recommend that you have a look at www.yr.no prior to your departure to find out more about the weather forecast.

Tourism

If you plan on arriving earlier or staying a few more days to discover Oslo or other parts of the country, here are a few websites for consultation:

Visit Oslo

Visit Norway

For any queries, please contact:

Anne Engelstad at: seminar@antidoping.no