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WADA Athlete Committee hosts athlete session in Lausanne, Photo: WADA

Chair Ben Sandford joined by IBSF skeleton athletes Laura Deas and Marcus Wyatt

Lausanne (RWH) The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Athlete Committee currently hosted an hybrid information-sharing and discussion session for athletes and athlete representatives in Lausanne, Switzerland. With 60 registrants, the session brought together athletes and athlete representatives from across the world for a half-day session with the aim of engaging athletes, updating them on developments in the world of anti-doping and listening to their points of view.

Additionally to WADA Athlete Committee Chair, former New Zealand skeleton athlete Ben Sandford, the British Skeleton athletes Laura Deas (2018 Olympic Bronze medallist) and Marcus Wyatt joined the session.

WADA Athlete Committee Chair, Ben Sandford, said: “This athlete session was a great opportunity to engage directly with athletes and athlete representatives from around the world, to respond to their questions, and listen to their views on how to improve the global anti-doping system. It was also a chance to update them on matters that affect them most and listen to their feedback. There were many constructive discussions and I think everyone came away with plenty to think about.

In the short-term, let’s ensure the success of the election for the Athlete Council positions.  If you are an athlete and are passionate about improving athlete representation within anti-doping, please contact your International Federation’s Athlete Committee to enquire about having them put you forward for election to WADA’s Athlete Council."

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