Birkbeck Sport Business Centre Public Seminar Series: The Commonwealth Games

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Venue: Lecture Theatre B01, Clore Management Centre Building, Torrington Square, London, WC1E 7HX
Booking details: Free entry; booking required

During a time of global uncertainty questions emerge on the relevance and resonance of global communities such as the Commonwealth, an association of independent sovereign states with a population of 2.2 billion people making up 30% of the world’s population. The Commonwealth Games is a unique, world class, multi-sports event which is held once every four years. It is often referred to as the ‘Friendly Games’. The Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) is the organisation that is responsible for the direction and control of the Commonwealth Games.

With this back drop and an increased focus within the global sports industry for integrity, transparency and accountability, in this presentation David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), will outline the current strategies being implemented by the CGF to address these challenges, enhance its relevance and promote its impact by upholding the CGF Vision: ‘Building peaceful, sustainable and prosperous communities globally, by inspiring Commonwealth Athletes to drive the impact and ambition of all Commonwealth Citizens through sport.’

David Grevemberg, Chief Executive, Commonwealth Games Federation

David is Chief Executive of the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF), the organisation responsible for the Commonwealth Games, Commonwealth Youth Games and many other initiatives that inspire Commonwealth athletes to drive the ambition and power of all Commonwealth citizens through sport.

Previously, David was Chief Executive of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games Organising Committee, with responsibility for the organisation’s successful preparation and staging of the Games.

Before that, David was the Executive Director of Sport and International Federation Relations at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). A former competitive wrestler, during his career he has also served as a coach, athlete agent, team administrator, consultant and Board member

 

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