Legal Issues in the Olympic Movement

SPEAKER: Norm Wain, General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs at USA Track & FIeld, Inc. 
DATE & TIME: 20 October 2016, 4:30-5:30 pm

Wynne Courtroom and atrium, Inlow Hall, 530 W. New York Street, Indianapolis, IN
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Legal Issues in the Olympic Movement

This is a free event, but registration is required.

Mr. Wain's lecture will address a variety of legal issues surrounding the 2016 Summer Olympics and the Olympics in general. They include:

  • Sorting out intellectual property rights between national governing bodies, the IOC, the USOC and other interested parties;
  • Anti-doping - how the recent Russian anti-doping issues impacted the 2016 Games and the Olympic Movement going forward;
  • The role of agents in the Olympic movement;
  • Unraveling the recent headlines: USA Swimming - Ryan Lochte, USA Gymnastics and their upcoming legal battles, etc.

Speaker Bio:

Norman Wain is presently employed as General Counsel, Chief of Business Affairs at USA Track & Field, Inc., the national governing body for the sport of track and field, long distance running, and race walking in the United States. His responsibilities include managing all business and legal matters for the organization (e.g. negotiating all contracts, managing corporate governance, handling anti-doping matters, monitoring of the agent program, litigation oversight, etc).

Prior to Wain joining USA Track & Field, he was the Vice President – Corporate Legal Affairs at The Finish Line, Inc., a billion dollar publicly traded athletic specialty retailer in the United States, where he was responsible for the management and administration of the legal department. He also worked in the Business & Legal Affairs Department at Writers & Artists Agency, Inc., a prestigious Los Angeles talent agency (later purchased by Paradigm) and spent some time at Fox Sports World and in private practice as a litigator in Santa Monica, CA.

Wain served two three-year terms on the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) national board of directors from 2009-2015. ACC is the Washington DC-based, international professional organization for in-house attorneys with 30,000+ members employed by over 10,000 organizations in more than 75 countries. He was the inaugural and founding chair of its Sports & Entertainment Committee. He currently serves as an advisory board member to the largest international sports law publication, “LawInSport”, based in London, and on the boards of the Sports Lawyers Association (SLA) and Sports Circle Indy. Wain was also one of the leaders who volunteered on the 2012 Indianapolis Super Bowl Host Committee.

Wain serves an Adjunct Professor at Indiana University where he teaches a graduate sports law course. He has published articles in numerous legal publications, and spoken at both domestic and international conferences and seminars on many sports law related topics. Wain received his B.A. degree from the University of California at Berkeley, along with Phi Beta Kappa Honors, and his J.D. degree from the Pepperdine University School of Law.



Due to road construction on or near campus, we recommended parking at the IUPUI Sports Garage at 875 West New York Street. Please note this is a change from previous years.

Parking is available for a nominal fee (credit/debit card) at the Sports Garage, as well as the Gateway Garage.

Event Properties

Event Date 20-10-2016 16:30
Event End Date 20-10-2016 17:30
Location Wynne Courtroom and atrium, Inlow Hall


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