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Karena Vleck

General Counsel

World Athletics

Karena Vleck is the General Counsel and Director of Legal and Business Affairs at World Athletics, a position she has held since 2020. Previous roles include Head of Legal at the Lawn Tennis Association and the Legal and Governance Director of the Rugby Football Union (both UK based). She was also a partner and head of the Sports Law Group at the London lawyers, Farrer and Co. One of the many aspects of her role is responsibility for advising on all the legal aspects of the World Athletics Series Events. This extends from advising on the regulations for Events, the bidding process and Event Organisation Agreements for Events to Rights Protection Programmes, Host Broadcast Agreements, safeguarding at Events as well as advising on risk management, postponements and cancellations.

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