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Sport Resolutions Annual Conference 2020

Sport Resolutions' 6th Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 30th April 2020 at the five-star Leonardo Royal London Hotel



We wish to update you on our annual conference which was originally planned for April 30th 2020. We have been closely monitoring the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on our sector and wider society. Due to ongoing uncertainty around how industry events can take place going forward, with restrictions around crowd gatherings, travel and the continuation of social distancing, we have taken the decision to rearrange the date of our conference.

Our highest priority at Sport Resolutions is to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests, speakers and staff. We believe that the on-going situation and the attendant health risks means it will not be possible to hold our event during this calendar year.

We are, however, pleased to announce that the new date for our conference will be Thursday May 6th 2021 at the Royal Leonardo Hotel St Paul’s.

The panel topics for discussion on the day will be announced in due course.

If you are a confirmed delegate, you may choose from the following options.

  • Carry your ticket(s) from this year’s postponed event to the new date of May 6th 2021. Please note that you will be able to request a full refund up until 30 days before the conference day. Or; 
  • Request a refund now on Eventbrite and your ticket(s) will be refunded within 7 working days. (Please log into your account and click ‘Tickets’ to find your order). 


In the light of ongoing developments resulting from the coronavirus, we have decided to postpone the Sport Resolutions Annual Conference in association with Winston & Strawn LLP until a future date.

Our highest priority at Sport Resolutions is to ensure the safety and well-being of our guests and staff, and therefore we are stepping up our efforts to minimise the risk.

We are closely monitoring how the coronavirus pandemic develops across the globe and, depending on developments, we hope to be able to accommodate our annual conference in autumn 2020.

We are doing our best to find alternative dates and will be announcing a new conference date in due course. In the meantime, as a delegate, you can;

  • keep your ticket(s) until we announce the new date for our conference. Please note that you will be given plenty of time to request a full refund once the new date has been announced. Or;
  • request a refund now on Eventbrite and your ticket(s) will be refunded within 7 working days.

If you need any support please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at

We continue to operate, and like other businesses will be adapting our work processes to accommodate our staff and wider stakeholders so that we can provide as seamless a service as possible. Please see here our working arrangements during Covid-19 outbreak.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused and look forward to welcoming you back to our conference again this autumn. Until then we wish you all good health.



Sport Resolutions' 6th Annual Conference will take place on Thursday 30th April 2020 at the five-star Leonardo Royal London Hotel (formerly the Grange St. Paul’s Hotel).

As in previous years, the event will bring together an esteemed panel of sports professionals and industry experts to discuss and debate the latest news and ideas in the areas of anti-doping, athlete welfare, good governance and integrity.

This year we are introducing a new conference format, and will be increasing the number of sessions to five in order to cover more topics and increase audience engagement. Three of these will last one hour each, with the remaining two at 30 minutes each.

This year's event will be moderated by BBC journalist and presenter Holly Hamilton.






Early Bird Tickets are priced at £310.00 exc. of VAT and will be available until 23:30 Monday 24 February 2020.

Standard Tickets are priced at £365.00 exc. of VAT and will be available on Tuesday 25 February 2020 until the event day.

Students in full-time education have the opportunity to attend the conference for the discounted price of £80.00 exc. of VAT with our Academic Ticket (student ID or email address required).

Our Group Ticket permits three tickets to be purchased for the price of two standard price tickets (which works out as £243.33 exc. of VAT per ticket). Please note that this offer is only applicable to standard ticket prices and all three attendees must be from the same organisation.

Further discounts are also available should an organisation wish to purchase tickets for 5 people or more. To find out more about our group bookings please email us at:

Our event T&C’s can be accessed via the related documents tab on the right-hand side.

You can also access the Event Travel and Accommodation Information via the related documents tab on the right-hand side.


We have recently announced two of our sessions:

"Political Neutrality: A Core but Contested Principle of Sport?" 

Please click here to view session details. 

"The State of the (Doping) Nation Address" by Travis Tygart, CEO of USADA. 

Please click here to view session details.

We will be announcing the remaining topics in due course on our website and via newsletter. 

Please click here to view the 2019 conference agenda, speaker line-up and photos, and here to read the 2018 Conference Review. 



WISLaw Breakfast 


Registration / Breakfast

Sport Resolutions Annual Conference 2020

Welcome & Keynote Speaker


1st Session


Political Neutrality: A Core but Contested Principle of Sport?


Coffee Break


3rd Session


Lunch & Networking


The State of the (Doping) Nation Address 


5th Session


Closing Remarks


Drinks Reception 


Holly Hamilton

Holly Hamilton

Holly Hamilton

Holly Hamilton is an award-winning broadcaster best known as a presenter on BBC Breakfast & BBC Sport. Originally from Co. Down in Northern Ireland, Holly has spent over a decade working on some of the UK’s biggest networks.

As one of BBC Breakfast's most energetic presenters, Holly's career has taken her from the famous red sofa to the green grass courts of Wimbledon where she was part of the BBC's coverage from the All England Club last year and to the red carpet where she presented live from the BBC Sports Personality of the Year 2018. You'll also find her covering some of the biggest sporting events across the UK for BBC Sport on an almost daily basis.

Away from sport, Holly is the new presenter for BBC holiday series, Getaways as well as a familiar face across BBC Northern Ireland, hosting “Open for Summer” from The Open in Portrush alongside Colin Murray and as one of this year’s presenters for Children in Need. 

Despite her Irish roots, Holly's career began in Scotland where she worked for Scottish Television (STV) for several years and was part of the original news broadcasters on the channel's flagship political programme "Scotland Tonight". She also worked as News and Sport Editor for Downtown Radio and Cool FM where she was part of the Breakfast show voted "Radio Show of the Year" (CIPR Awards)

This year sees Holly continue her work with BBC Sport and BBC Breakfast with some exciting developments in the pipeline for 2020. 

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson

Jack Anderson is Professor and Director of Sports Law Studies at the University of Melbourne. Jack Anderson joined Melbourne Law School in July 2017, having previously been a Professor of Law at Queen’s University, Belfast. The Editor-in-Chief of the International Sports Law Journal from 2013-2016, Jack has published widely in the area of sports law including monographs such as The Legality of Boxing (Routledge 2007) and Modern Sports Law (Hart 2010) and he has co-edited collections such as Landmark Cases in Sports Law (Asser 2013) and EU Sports Law (Edward Elgar 2018). Later this year he will publish a text on sports law for Oxford University Press.

Jack regularly contributes to the media in Australia, Britain and Ireland on sports law matters. He is an accredited workplace mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator (CArb). Jack was also a member of a number of sports dispute resolution tribunals in the UK and Ireland such as Sport Resolutions; Just Sport Ireland; the Football Association of Ireland’s Disciplinary Panel; and the Gaelic Athletic Association’s Disputes Resolution Authority. Formerly an arbitrator at the Court of Arbitration for Sport from 2016 to 2019, he is now a member of World Athletics’ Disciplinary Tribunal, the International Hockey Federation’s integrity unit and the International Tennis Federation’s Ethics Commission. Jack remains a member of the Football Federation of Victoria’s disciplinary tribunals, Basketball Australia’s integrity advisory committee and the Anti-Illegal Betting Taskforce of the Asian Racing Federation. In 2019, he was appointed by the Australian government to chair the advisory committee assisting in the establishment of the National Sports Tribunal of Australia.

Travis Tygart


Travis Tygart

Travis Tygart Speaker

Travis T. Tygart has worked with the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for more than 15 years and became USADA’s Chief Executive Officer in September of 2007. As CEO, Tygart works closely with the USADA Board of Directors to carry out the organization’s mission of preserving the integrity of competition, inspiring true sport, and protecting the rights of clean athletes. Tygart has also reached out and made himself available to many Olympic athletes, embracing them as an essential part of the fight against doping.

Under Tygart’s leadership, some of USADA’s most significant efforts to protect clean athletes have come in the form of major investigations. Working alongside federal authorities, USADA investigated the international steroid bust, Operation Raw Deal, and the international doping conspiracy involving the BALCO laboratory in San Francisco. Tygart also led the investigation into the U.S. Postal Service pro-cycling team doping conspiracy and spearheaded the publication of the Reasoned Decision in the Lance Armstrong case. Tygart’s tenure as CEO also produced the groundbreaking research on the importance of true sport: “What Sport Means in America,” and the “TrueSport Report.”

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