Olympian line-up for SJA’s Olympic Question Time

Paul Deighton: LOCOG CEO and one of the panellists for the SJA's Olympic Question Time on April 5

The SJA today launched the ticketing process for its Olympic Question Time on April 5, and announced the names of its high-powered panel for the event, which is to be chaired by the award-winning broadcaster, Sybil Ruscoe.

Our Olympic Question Time event is being staged in the historic debating chamber of London’s County Hall from 5.15pm on Tuesday, April 5, while the annual SportAccord Convention is being held nearby.

Our expert guests who will be facing the audience’s questions are:

  • Paul Deighton, chief executive of LOCOG, the organising committee for London’s Olympic and Paralympic Games
  • Baroness Campbell, chair of UK Sport, who provide the performance funding for Britain’s Olympic competitors
  • Pat McQuaid, the IOC member from Ireland and president of the international cycling federation
  • Former LA Times Olympic reporter Alan Abrahamson.

We hope to announce an additional panel member in the next few days.

How to apply

Places in the audience for the event are limited, and we expect there to be a high demand. Priority will be given to those who are registered as delegates to the SportAccord Convention and SJA members.

To attend the event, you need to register by sending an email to

Sybil Ruscoe: experienced sports broadcaster who will chair the discussion in the debating chamber

Please ensure that you write “Olympic Question Time, Apr 5” in the subject field, and state your name, address, contact phone number and SJA membership number in the body of the email.

If you wish to attend and represent a sports body or organisation, please also include details of this.

We will contact you by March 31 if your application is successful.

Only those whose names are on the guest list will be allowed to enter the event.

What’s your question?

This is also your opportunity to suggest a question that might be put to the panel during the session.

Remember, this is session is specifically about the Olympics, and London 2012.

Include your question in the body of your application email, and if the event organisers select it for the running order, you’ll be notified when you check in on the day.

Thu Mar 31: Tour of London’s Olympic Park.
Click here for details of how to apply

Wed Apr 13: SJA 2011 Annual Meeting, at offices of UK Sport, Russell Square. Strictly SJA members only.

Wed Dec 7: SJA 2011 British Sports Awards – note the date in your diary now.

All details subject to alteration. Keep checking for updates

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