First event to provide COVID-19 update with info to tests and vaccines
Montreal (RWH) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced its 2021 series of athlete-led webinars for athletes.
WADA invites athletes and others to register for the first webinar of the series, titled 2021 COVID-19 and Clean Sport Update, which will be held on 25 February from 13-14:00 EST / 7.00-8.00 am CET and will focus on the impact of COVID-19 on athletes and the anti-doping system.
WADA Athlete Committee Chair, former Skeleton athlete Ben Sandford, together with athlete and expert panelists will discuss the ongoing effect that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on anti-doping for athletes, including an open Q&A regarding its impacts on testing, the role of vaccines and the way forward.
“As the situation continues to evolve with COVID-19, WADA is committed to update athletes on the effect that the pandemic is having on anti-doping and answer questions they may have on vaccines,” said WADA Athlete Committee Chair, former skeleton athlete Ben Sandford. “We want to provide athletes with up-to-date information; and, we want to be able to hear and address their concerns.“
The Webinar series is an initiative started in 2020 by WADA’s Athlete Committee and enables interactive engagement by the Agency with athletes worldwide. More webinars are due to be scheduled in the coming weeks.