April 30 2020

Sport Resolutions Annual Conference 2020

Event Overview

Event of the year for Law and Sport Professionals

An Update on the Sport Resolutions Annual Conference 

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, if you are 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. (Please log into your account and click ‘Tickets’ to find your order). 

If you need any support please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us at resolve@sportresolutions.co.uk

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.

SR Team


Political Neutrality

A Core but Contested Principle of Sport?

The State of the (Doping) Nation Address

By Travis Tygart, CEO of USADA.


WISLaw Breakfast 

Sport Resolutions Annual Conference 2020

Registration / Breakfast


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 HamiltonPresenter

Award-winning broadcaster can be found on BBC One, BBC Two and BBC News, where she is best-known as a presenter on BBC Breakfast & BBC Sport. Originally from Co. Down in Northern Ireland, she has spent over a decade working on some of the UK’s biggest television 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’s been part of the BBC’s coverage from the All England Club over the past two years, presented live from the red carpet of BBC Sports Personality of the Year and anchored BBC Sports day from a number of exciting venues across the country.

Away from sport, Holly is the presenter for BBC holiday series, Getaways and is a familiar face across BBC Northern Ireland. In 2019, she fronted NI’s Children in Need live show, hosted Open for Summer from The Open in Portrush alongside Colin Murray and became the first woman to host long running comedy panel series The Blame Game.

Despite her Irish roots, Holly Hamilton’s career began in Scotland where she worked for Scottish Television (STV) for several years and was part of the original news broadcast team 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).

Jack Anderson

Jack AndersonSpeaker

Jack Anderson is a Professor of Law and Director of the Melbourne Law Masters program at the University of Melbourne. Jack’s research specialisation is the relationship between law and sport, and he has published widely in the area.

An accredited workplace mediator and a Chartered Arbitrator (CArb), Jack is a member of a number of sports dispute resolution tribunals globally including Sport Resolutions. 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 sits on the Football Federation of Victoria’s and Basketball Australia’s disciplinary tribunals and is a founding member of 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 and is now and arbitrator-member of the NST. In 2022, he was admitted to practice at the Supreme Court of Victoria.

Travis Tygart

Travis TygartSpeaker

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.”

Ticket Information

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: resolve@sportresolutions.co.uk

Our event T&C’s can be accessed via the documents tab.

You can also access the Event Travel and Accommodation Information via the documents tab too.