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Official Olympics Partner

Slater and Gordon is proud to be the Official Law Firm of the Australian Olympic Team

Under the landmark partnership – the first of its kind between a law firm and the Australian Olympic Committee – Slater and Gordon will provide legal support and services to the Australian Olympic Team across a range of projects for the next 5 years.

Slater and Gordon will support the Australian Olympic Team in the lead up to Rio 2016 and into PyeongChang 2018 and Tokyo 2020. The firm will also support the Australian Youth Olympic Teams as they prepare for events in Lillehammer 2016, Buenos Aires 2018 and on to 2020.

Olympics

Slater and Gordon senior executive Hayden Stephens said the partnership was an exciting opportunity to contribute to Australia’s Olympic efforts.

“We are a proud Australian company and welcome the opportunity to support Australian athletes from all backgrounds as they compete and excel on the world stage.”

"As a company, we believe in a fair go for everyone and fair play – values that sit at the heart of the Olympic movement."

"We will be providing support to both athletes and officials to help them better understand the legal aspects of the Olympic Team Membership Agreements. The Olympic Team Membership Agreements are an important initiative that upholds the values of fair play and includes a signed Statutory Declaration that a member of the Team has never participated in doping.”

Lauren Reynolds at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Lauren Reynolds
Elite BMX racer Lauren Reynolds has been selected to the Australian Team for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!

Slater and Gordon has made had made a two year funding commitment to support Lauren during the Games’ qualifying period and have watched her progress in the lead up to the world’s most important sporting event.

She’s welcomed the support from Slater and Gordon and would stop at nothing to succeed in a sport she is so passionate about. “I’m so excited to represent Australia twice at the Olypics – once in 2012 and now again in 2016. It’s such an honour to be part of the Australian Olympic Team. Racing is what I love to do, and I can’t wait to get on the track in Rio and show the world what I’m made of,” she said.

Lauren will become one of the first athletes to become a dual Olympian in BMX for Australia in Rio after the discipline made its Olympic debut at the Beijing 2008 Games.

The West Australian headed into her debut Games in London ranked inside the top ten in the world and coming off the back of a bronze medal at the test event. She qualified 9th fastest in the seeding run and after finishing 6th and 5th in her opening two semi-final races she needed a good result in the final run. Unfortunately she was bumped and crashed out to finish 15th overall.

A strong 2015 saw Reynolds win the Oceania Championships, finish fifth at the World Championships and claim three top eight finishes in World Cup events including a third in Angelhom, Sweden. At the end of the year Reynolds had a chance to see the 2016 Games track first hand at the Rio test event where she claimed a fourth place finish.

After a knee reconstruction at the end of 2013 she bounced back to form the following year winning both the Australian National Series and the Oceania Championships.

Following a third placed finish at the 2016 Oceania Championships, Reynolds secured four podium finishes in the USA BMX circuit including her first win on the tour. She progressed through to the semi-finals at the 2016 World Championships before finishing eighth and heads into the Rio 2016 Games ranked inside the world’s top ten.