Mr. Richard Pound, O.C., O.Q., Q.C., LLD Lecture

Mr. Richard Pound, O.C., O.Q., Q.C., LLD
Member, International Olympic Committee

will be addressing the Vancouver Institute on September 29, 2007 at 8:15 p.m., Lecture Hall No. 2 in the Woodward Instructional Resources Centre, University of British Columbia.


Human Athletes or Chemical Stockpiles?
Doping in Sport


A lawyer and currently Chancellor of McGill University, Mr. Pound was a competitor in the Rome Olympics in 1960, and later won a gold medal, two silver medals and one bronze medal for Canada at the 1962 Commonwealth Games. A former Canadian champion in freestyle and butterfly, he is the last Canadian ever to reach the final of the men's Olympic 100-metre freestyle. He was elected President of the Canadian Olympic Association for the period 1977–1982. He joined the International Olympic Committee in 1978, and served on the Executive Board during 1983–2000, and was Vice-President of the IOC during 1987–1991 and 1996–2000. He was also Chair of the IOC's Coordination Commission for the 1996 Olympic Games. His investigation of the Salt Lake City scandal led to the creation of a new ethics watchdog to monitor future interaction between bidding cities and IOC members. He is also the Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency, established in 1999, to promote and coordinate the international fight against doping in sport. His most recent book is entitled: Inside the Olympics: A Behind the Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals and the Glory of the Games.

Background Information

(These references were compiled by the webmaster in the hope that they will prove interesting to some readers. The web being what it is, some of them will have vanished by the time you go to look them up, and there is—of course—no guarantee of their accuracy.)

The go-to guy, Richard Pound
McGill: Chancellor Pound's web page as chancellor of McGill University
McGill Reporter (28 Jan 1999) on Pound's appointment as chancellor
Richard Pound on sport and doping