Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
Yesterday and today, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Athlete Committee (Committee) convened their second meeting of the year in London, United Kingdom. The Committee used the opportunity to engage several athlete representatives from leading British International Federations and the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) concerning topics of common interest related to Clean Sport. The meeting, which was graciously hosted and supported by UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) and UK Sport, had the following outcomes:
“The WADA Athlete Committee is pleased with its two-day meeting, which resulted in key outcomes that will engage more athletes worldwide around clean sport,” said Beckie Scott, Chair, WADA’s Athlete Committee. “Most notably, we are proud that development of a Charter of Athletes Rights is advancing; as are continued efforts to ensure that the voice of athletes is heard at all levels of the anti-doping movement,” said Scott. “The Committee was particularly happy to lend its support to the IAAF’s Athlete Commission as they spread the Play True message during their World Championships,” Scott continued. “Together, we are committed to creating a world where athletes choose to stay clean out of self-respect, fairness to their fellow competitors, and for the pure joy that sport brings.”
“With the sporting world’s attention fixed on London for the World Championships, the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU) was delighted to invite the WADA Athlete Committee to its outreach booth to help communicate to competitors the importance of a values-driven sport,” said Brett Clothier, AIU Head. “WADA has one of the most respected Athlete Committees in international sport; and so, in welcoming Beckie Scott and her team to our Outreach Program today, we have helped deliver an even more impactful integrity message to the hundreds of athletes competing in London,” added Clothier.
• This media statement was originally published by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on 9 August 2017. To access the original, please click here.
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