Graduation Ceremony: Celebrating the AISTS MAS Class of 2017

The 15th annual AISTS MAS in Sport Administration graduation ceremony is the culmination of 15-months of a very deeply passionate and personal endeavour by a group of promising individuals from all over the world.

These participants have dedicated themselves to a rigorous and relentless schedule.  Their hard work represents more than a pursuit of a degree. This has been – and continues to be – a journey, which will continually challenge them to be strong and dynamic, yet empathetic key players and leaders.

Key industry professionals, members of the AISTS Foundation Council, Executive and Scientific Committees, faculty, staff and family and friends will be in attendance to welcome the next generation of sports leaders.  

A limited number of seats are available for members of the industry. 

Featuring keynote speakers:
IOC President, Mr Thomas Bach
Mountaineering expert, Mr Jamie Andrew OBE

Wednesday 29 November, 2017
The Olympic Museum 

Doors open at 6 pm

The ceremony will be available live on our YouTube channel as well as our social media channels. 

Practical Information:

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Getting there
Access for wheelchair users and attendees with a disability

The Olympic Museum has ample provision for parking, with the nearby Navigation underground car park, the Beau-Rivage car park, pay-and-display parking along the Quais d’Ouchy and disc parking zones (blue zones) on Avenue de l’Elysée. Make sure you read the car park signs carefully.



Thomas Bach, IOC President

Thomas Bach was born on 29 December 1953 in Würzburg, Germany. Married and a lawyer by profession, he has had a successful career in sports both on and off the field of play. He became an Olympic champion when he won a gold medal in fencing (team foil) at the Games of the XXI Olympiad in Montreal in 1976 and in 2006, he was named as the founding President of the German Olympic Sports Confederation (DOSB). Thomas Bach was an athletes’ representative at the XI Olympic Congress in Baden-Baden (1981) and a founding member of the IOC’s Athletes’ Commission. He became an IOC member in 1991, was elected as a member of the IOC Executive Board in 1996 and served as an IOC Vice-President for more than 10 years. He has also chaired several IOC Commissions. On 10 September 2013, Thomas Bach was elected as the ninth President of the IOC.

Jamie Andrew, OBE

Jamie Andrew’s story is quite simply one of the most gripping and inspiring you will encounter. In January 1999 mountaineer Jamie Andrew and a climbing partner were trapped for five nights on the storm bound icy summit of a French mountain. The rescue, which was one of the most dramatic in the history of the Alps, came only hours too late to save his partner. Jamie, despite suffering hypothermia and appalling frostbite, survived. Days later all four of his hands and feet were amputated. For many this fate would have meant the end of all hope, but not for Jamie. Since losing his hands and feet Jamie has achieved some incredible feats. He has learned to walk again, taken up skiing, run marathons and iron-man triathlons, and remarkably, returned to climb once more in the mountains that he loves so much. In August 2016 he made history by becoming the first quadruple amputee to climb The Matterhorn. Jamie’s story, recounted with honesty and passion, is nothing short of incredible.

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