Hajo Seppelt, the German television journalist whose revelations about Russian doping cover-up sparked an international inquiry into corruption in athletics, is to give a talk on his investigation to British university students and journalists later this month.
Seppelt, who will be a special guest of the Sports Journalists’ Association at their annual journalism awards on February 22, will give the talk at the Postgraduate Centre of the University of Bedfordshire in Luton at 6pm on Tuesday, February 23.
The lecture is open to all SJA members and media.
Seppelt’s documentary last year was signled out for mention, and praise for its work, when the World Anti-Doping Agency delivered its second part of its report into doping in athletics.
“We are delighted to have Hajo as our guest and we would love SJA members to attend to get a really good informed debate going on one of the most important sporting issues of our time,” said Adrian Warner, Bedfordshire’s senior lecturer and SJA member.
“It is a rare opportunity to listen to how Hajo broke this significant international story.”
The Centre for the lecture is a very short walk from Luton train station.
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