Athlete Committee

Athlete interaction and feedback is a top priority for WADA.

WADA’s Athlete Committee was established in 2005 to represent the views and rights of athletes worldwide, while providing insight and oversight into athletes’ roles and responsibilities as it relates to anti-doping. Its Members have a key role in helping WADA understand the challenges vulnerable athletes face and how WADA can best lead in developing strategies to not only detect, but also deter and prevent it.

Chaired by Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott, the committee is comprised world class athlete leaders.Members assist in raising awareness about anti-doping and the promotion of the Play True message, as well as actively liaising with and providing feedback to government, regional and national leaders about anti-doping initiatives.

Ms Beckie SCOTT, Chair Ms Beckie SCOTT, Chair
  • Olympic gold and silver medalist in cross country skiing
  • Seventeen world cup titles
Ms Murielle AHOURE Ms Murielle AHOURE
  • 100 & 200m sprinter
  • Olympic semi-finalist
  • Double silver medalist, World Championships
Ms Claudia BOKEL Ms Claudia BOKEL
  • Olympic silver medalist and world champion in fencing
  • Member of the IOC; President, IOC Athletes Commission
  • 3 times Olympian
Mr Felipe CONTEPOMI Mr Felipe CONTEPOMI
  • Argentina captain, 2011 Rugby World Cup
  • Professional rugby player
  • Medical Doctor

I'm excited about being part of the WADA Athlete Committee, whose main objective is to keep sport clean. As a current professional athlete, sport provides many unique moments in life. Let us make sure these special moments can be achieved by talented, honourable and clean athletes who make a huge sacrifice to their sport and in turn offer inspiration to all as role models in society.

Ms Kirsty COVENTRY Ms Kirsty COVENTRY
  • Multiple Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist
  • Two time world champion in Aquatics
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission
Mr Francis DODOO Mr Francis DODOO
  • Four time Olympian
  • Long jump / Triple jump specialist
  • President, Ghana Olympic Committee
Mr Matt DUNN Mr Matt DUNN
  • Three-time Olympian, swimming
  • Four World Records
Mr Ken EGAN Mr Ken EGAN
  • Olympic silver medalist, Boxing
  • Irish team captain
Ms Tania ELIAS Ms Tania ELIAS
  • Three-time Olympian, Sailing
  • Guinness world record holder
Mr Tony ESTANGUET Mr Tony ESTANGUET
  • Three time Olympic gold medalist, four time Olympian
  • Three time world champion Canoe - kayak
  • Chair, French NOC's Athlete Committee
Mr Frank FREDERICKS Mr Frank FREDERICKS
  • Double silver Olympic medalist (100m & 200m) in 1992 and 1996; Two-time world champion
  • Member of the IOC
  • Chairman of the IAFF Athlete Commission

Always respect yourself and others. Forget about drugs, steroids, growth hormones and all that other rubbish. An athlete’s route to success is littered with sacrifice and there will be many highs and lows along the way.

Ms Nina KEMPPEL Ms Nina KEMPPEL
  • Four-time Olympian, Cross country skiing
  • USOC Board of Directors, US Athlete
Mr Kaveh MEHRABI Mr Kaveh MEHRABI
  • Badminton Olympian
  • First and only Badminton Olympian from West Asia
  • Former Chair, BWF Athletes' Commission
Mr Alberto López MORENO Mr Alberto López MORENO
  • Professional football player; Medical doctor
  • Member of the NADO of Spain
  • Member of AEA (Agencia Estatal FIFPRO Anti-Doping Committee)
Ms Andréanne MORIN Ms Andréanne MORIN
  • Three-time Olympian in rowing
  • Olympic silver medalist
  • Law student

I am inspired to fight doping in sport because I believe in fair play. Every sportsperson should be able to look across the start line or face her opponent before a match and have the peace of mind that nothing other than natural athletic abilities and mental focus separates her from any competitor.

Mr Koji MUROFUSHI Mr Koji MUROFUSHI
  • Olympic gold medalist in Hammer throw, athletics
  • Three time Olympian
  • Member, IAAF Athlete Commission
Mr Adam PENGILLY Mr Adam PENGILLY
  • Two -time Olympian in skeleton
  • Bronze medalist at the 2007 European Championships and silver medalist at the 2009 World Championships
  • Vice-chair, IOC Athlete Commission
Mr Emanuel REGO Mr Emanuel REGO
  • Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist
  • Five time Olympian in beach volleyball
  • Three-time world champion

"in my seventeen years playing at the highest level of beach volleyball, I trained hard, played clean and aimed to show the world the right path. Today is my chance to receive the glory that I invested in my career. I am proud to say: " I am a TRUE CHAMPION".

Ms Katarzyna ROGOWIEC Ms Katarzyna ROGOWIEC
  • Paralympic nordic skier
  • World champion
  • Member of the IPC Athlete Council
Mr Ben SANDFORD Mr Ben SANDFORD
  • Two-time Olympian in skeleton
  • Member, New Zealand Olympic Committee Athlete Commission
  • Member, FIBT Athlete Commission
Ms Annelies VANDENBERGHE Ms Annelies VANDENBERGHE
  • Silver medalist, 2011 World Championships
  • Member of the Athlete’s Committee of the International Korfball Federation (IKF)

The gold medal is the ultimate goal of every athlete. We need to fight for this medal in a fair way! It would be very frustrating to be beaten by a cheating athlete after years of hard training. It would destroy our dreams and undermine our courage. Also for unprofessional sports where money does not count, like korfball, one cannot imagine how important these values are.