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Wed, March 06, 2024

Rise, Fall, and Redemption: The Dwain Chambers Story

Rise, Fall, and Redemption: The Dwain Chambers Story

Rise, Fall, and Redemption: The Dwain Chambers Story

In 1997, Dwain Chambers broke the world junior record, becoming the fastest junior globally. He gained sponsorships and celebrity status but faced disappointment with a 4th place at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Seeking answers, he joined an elite sprint group in the US, led by Remi Korchemny and supported by Victor Conte, inadvertently involving himself in the 'BALCO Scandal' and serving a doping suspension in 2003.

Despite backlash and exclusion from lucrative events, Chambers returned, achieving remarkable feats: 3rd fastest time in history for 60m, World Champion in 2010, and multiple British titles. A CAS decision overturned his exclusion from the 2012 Olympics. 

Dwain is the only athlete to break 10 seconds for 100m in three decades, compete nationally for four decades, break the over 45’s 60m world record, and now aims to break the over 45’s 100m world record.

In this session, we delve into Chambers' journey in athletics, his involvement with BALCO, the 2005 interview, and the consequential battle he has had to continue to compete in athletics.

To view the other announced topics, agenda and speaker profiles please visit our event page here

TICKETS

Early Bird Tickets  are priced at £330.00 exc. of VAT and are available until 23:59 on Monday 18 March 2024.

Our Group Ticket permits three tickets to be purchased for the price of two standard price tickets (which works out as £263.33 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. 

For more ticket types please visit the “Tickets” section here.

NETWORKING OPPORTUNITIES

Every year we host over 200 legal and sport professionals at our event. These conferences provide many opportunities for our attendees to network. We serve breakfast (hot drinks and pastries) during the registration period where attendees get an early opportunity to meet other professionals as well as during the two coffee breaks and the open buffet lunch. 

We also host a separate breakfast between 8am and 9am in association with Women in Sports Law (WISLaw), to encourage female professionals to meet and share views (please note that the WISLaw breakfast is also open to male professionals if they wish to join).

And finally after the conference we will host a networking drinks reception in the hotel's bar.

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