AthletesCAN statement on lack of athlete inclusion in World Anti-Doping Agency partnership
TORONTO – One year after AthletesCAN joined the collective call for meaningful reform at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and as WADA’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board prepare to meet this week, AthletesCAN supports its sports partners holding WADA accountable while also raising awareness of the continued exclusion of athletes as equal partners forming WADA.
AthletesCAN stands by our previous calls for:
- Human Rights
“WADA has proven to be an ineffective entity in its current self-regulating form which excludes athletes at important decision-making tables,” said Rob Law, AthletesCAN Board Member and Chair of the AthletesCAN Anti-Doping Advisory Committee. “Athletes are the glue that brings together the sports movement and government authorities and represent the DNA that forms WADA, and their exclusion should not be tolerated.”
AthletesCAN, the association of Canada’s national team athletes, is the only fully independent and most inclusive athlete organization in the country and the first organization of its kind in the world. As the voice of Canadian national team athletes, AthletesCAN ensures an athlete-centered sport system by developing athlete leaders who influence sport policy and, as role models, inspire a strong sport culture. Follow us on social @AthletesCAN or visit athletescan.com.
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