Election to take place from 29 to 31 August
Lausanne/Montreal (RWH) The IBSF Athlete Commission has nominated British Skeleton Athlete Marcus Wyatt for the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Council election. The eight Council Members of Group 2 will be elected by the Athlete Commissions of the International Federations (IFs) and are expected to be announced early September 2022.
Marcus Wyatt competed in his first IBSF race in March 2016 at the Lake Placid (USA) North American Cup. He moved up to IBSF World Cup in December 2017and since celebrated numerous Top Ten results including a third place finish in Sigulda (LAT) in December 2020. At the 2022 Olympic Winter Games in Yanqing Sliding Center (CHN), Marcus Wyatt finished 16th.
Following a decision taken by WADA’s Foundation Board on November 25, 2021, WADA’s Athlete Council will transform considerably when replacing the current Committee as of 1 January 2023. As a part of ongoing governance reforms, and the way in which athletes are integrated into anti-doping policy development and decision making, the current 12-member committee will become a 20-member Council elected and appointed by athletes:
- five athletes appointed by the International Olympic Committee and International Paralympic Committee’s Athletes' Commissions
- eight athletes elected by the Athlete Commissions of International Federations
- seven other athletes, to be selected by an appointments panel made up by a majority of athletes, to fill skills and diversity gaps
Current Chair of the WADA Athlete Committee is former Skeleton Athlete Ben Sandford (NZL).
Athlete Council | World Anti-Doping Agency (wada-ama.org)
Seyi Smith appointed to IOC Athletes' Commission (ibsf.org)
Photos: IBSF / Viesturs Lacis