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Michael Chambers, BCom
Senior Partner, Maclaren Corlett - Ottawa, ON, Canada

Michael Chambers

uOttawa alumnus Michael Chambers (BCom 1970; LLB 1973) is a senior partner with the Ottawa law firm Maclaren Corlett LLP and is Immediate Past President of the Canadian Olympic Committee having served as President of Canada’s Olympic Committee from 2001 to 2010. During his Presidency, Own the Podium was established which in great part led to Canada’s win of 14 Gold Medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, something no other country has ever equaled.

Mr. Chambers’ holds and has held many senior sport positions in Canada and internationally. A canoe/kayak athlete himself, he was President or Commodore as it is called, of Canoe/Kayak Canada from 1986 to 1989. He was a member of the Board of the Canadian Olympic Committee from 1984 to his election to the Presidency in 2001. He served as Chef de Mission of the Canadian Olympic Team at the 1996 Atlanta Centennial Olympic Games.

Mr. Chambers currently sits on the Executive Committee of the Pan American Sports Organization and is the only Canadian to ever have been elected as a Vice President of that organization; he is the first and so far only Canadian ever to sit on the Executive Council of the 204 country member Association of National Olympic Committees; he has been a member of various IOC Working Groups, and currently is a member of the IOC Working Group in the Fight Against Irregular and Illegal Betting in Sport. He was a speaker and panelist on the topic “Structure of the Olympic Movement: Good Governance and Ethics” at the 2009 IOC Olympic Congress in Copenhagen.

Mr. Chambers was Vice Chair of Vancouver’s successful Bid to host the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, and then served on the VANOC Board from its inception through the 2010 Games, chairing its Governance & Ethics committee. Recently, he played a key role in the Toronto Bid to secure the 2015 Pan and Para Pan American Games, and now serves on the Board of the TO2015 Organizing Committee, chairing its Governance & Ethics Committee as well.

In 2008, he was inducted as a member of the University’s Common Law Honour Society; in 2010, he was awarded the Gordon F. Henderson Award by the County of Carleton Law Association; in 2013, he was inducted into the City of Ottawa Sports Hall of Fame, and was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by his alma mater, the University of Ottawa.

A recipient of both the IOC Olympic Order and the Olympic Order of Canada, in 2012, he was inducted into the Canadian Olympic Hall of Fame. At the induction ceremony, he recalled an early learned lesson in sport that he brings to all aspects of his life: “to win without your integrity intact is no win at all”.

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