Celebrating the Games

The University's "Celebrating the Games" series of Olympic and Paralympic themed lectures continues on Friday 25 March with a talk by Debbie Jevans, Director of Sport for London 2012.

Debbie is responsible for co-ordinating the equivalent of 26 world championships within two weeks during the Olympic Games and then repeating a similar feat for the Paralympic Games. Her role has involved drawing up the Games competition schedule, ensuring that the competition venues meet the technical requirements for each sport and liaising with national and international sports governing bodies.

Debbie is a former junior Wimbledon champion and British under-21 doubles title-holder and has been involved in international sport for the past 12 years. She served as General Secretary of the International Tennis Federation and was responsible for tennis at previous Olympic Games.  Read a London Evening Standard profile of Debbie.

She will be speaking in the Council Chamber, Parkinson Building, at 12pm.  The talk is free to attend and open to all.  Places are limited and interest is expected to be high so it is recommended you reserve tickets by emailing celebratingthegames@leeds.ac.uk

Full programme listings can be found at www.leeds.ac.uk/olympics

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