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Sylvia Schenk

Chair of the Working Group on Sport

ORGANISATION: Transparency International

Sylvia Schenk, former City Counsellor for Legal Affairs and Sport in Frankfurt am Main (1989 – 2001), is a lawyer who specialises in Compliance and Sports Law, and an arbitrator at the Court for Arbitration on Sport (CAS) in Lausanne.

Schenk was German champion in the 800m and competed in the event in the 1972 Summer Olympic Games in Munich.

As a volunteer, she has been President of the German Cycling Federation and a member of the Management Committee of the International Cycling Union UCI (2000 – 2005).

From 2006 to 2014, Schenk served as Senior Advisor for Sport at Transparency International (TI). During this time, she developed a pilot project on the prevention of match-fixing with the Bundesliga, Germany's top league in football. The project has since been extended to six European countries.

Sylvia now chairs the Sport Working Group of TI's German chapter, advising national and international sport organisations on good governance. She is a member of the Board of the German Olympic Academy, the Advisory Board for Integrity and Corporate Responsibility of Daimler AG, the INTERPOL Standing Committee on Ethical Matters and FIFA's Human Rights Advisory Board.


The speakers

Using the unique power of sport to bring people together, the Olympism in Action Forum sees a range of global players, including Olympic Movement stakeholders, athletes, private and public sector leaders, NGO representatives, academics, artists and the media come together to talk on topical contemporary issues. Chosen because of their ability to effect change and their wide range of sometimes differing opinions, the speakers will lead lively debates and seek to challenge received wisdom to inspire new ways of thinking.

Meet the speakers.
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