Media call: Laureus summit, Oct 31 – Nov 2

The Laureus Sport for Good Foundation is organising a global summit that will unite all Laureus-funded projects from around the world for three days of networking, training and knowledge sharing. The event on London from Oct 31 to Nov 2 will be attended by Laureus Academy members, Laureus staff, and leaders of 89 ground-breaking Laureus projects from 32 nations.

The summit will include:

  • inspirational talks from the Laureus Academy
  • sports-based sessions showcasing the latest good practice in the use of sport as a social tool
  • workshops on a range of themes including communications, fundraising, and programme delivery.

The summit will also provide two important media opportunities.

Among the Laureus World Sports Academy Members attending all or part of the activities are:

Emerson Fittipaldi
Edwin Moses
Boris Becker
Sean Fitzpatrick
Ilie Nastase
Ian Botham
Dawn Fraser
Hugo Porta
Bobby Charlton
Tanni Grey-Thompson
Steve Redgrave
Sebastian Coe
Marvelous Marvin Hagler
Mark Spitz
Nadia Comaneci
Michael Johnson
Daley Thompson
Kapil Dev
Kip Keino
Alberto Tomba
Mick Doohan
Franz Klammer


  • Monday, October 31, 14.45hrs

Sebastian Coe, Chairman of LOCOG, shows the Laureus Academy Members – including 12 great Olympians – around the London Olympic site

The group will be available for interview at 15.00hrs at The Greenway, Newham, Stratford, East London. (


  • Wednesday, November 2, 10.00 – 13.00hrs

A Laureus Sport for Good Foundation project visit at Lilian Bayliss Old School, Lollard Street, London SE11 6PY

The Lilian Bayliss Centre is a converted school that is fast becoming one of the most inspiring hubs of community-based sports activity in London. A wide range of sports activities are run from this site, including a midnight basketball league and a multi-sport crime prevention programme. The Academy Members will meet the children and take part in sports sessions.

  • Members of the media are invited to attend one or both of these events. For more information or to confirm attendance, please contact: Kathrin Schira at or by phone at +44 (0) 207 514 2749.

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