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 of 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.

If you have a question regarding WADA’s Athlete Committee, please send your inquiry to Stacy Spletzer-Jegen, WADA’s Senior Manager, Athlete Relations & Communications.


Beckie Scott
Ms Beckie SCOTT, Chair
  • Olympic gold and silver medalist in cross country skiing
  • Seventeen world cup titles
  • Founder, Spirit North Foundation

Victoria AGGAR
Ms Victoria AGGAR
  • Paralympic medalist and World Champion, Rowing
  • Athlete Services Manager, British Paralympic Association
  • UK Anti-Doping educator



Ms Danka BARTEKOVA
  • Three-time Olympian in shooting (skeet)
  • Olympic bronze medalist
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission

 


Kirsty Coventry
Ms Kirsty COVENTRY
  • Multiple Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist
  • Two-time world champion in Aquatics
  • Chair, IOC Athlete Commission


Ms Jeong-Ho HONG
  • Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist in handball
  • World champion
  • Member, Korean Anti-Doping Agency Athlete Committee

Petr Koukal
Mr Petr KOUKAL
  • Three-time Olympian in badminton
  • Chair, Czech NOC’s Athlete Committee
  • Flag-bearer for Czech Republic (London 2012)
  • Cancer Survivor 2010
I am sure that many things and characteristics that I learned in sport literally saved my life when I was diagnosed with cancer and had to fight my way back. Sport should be inspiring in every single way and not compromised with doping affairs. That is why I wanted to join WADA and help to fight for the best of sport.

Tegla Loroupe
Ms Tegla LOROUPE
  • Two-time world champion, long distance running
  • World record holder
  • ANOCA Athlete Committee member
  • Global Humanitarian


Mr Seung MIN RYU
  • Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallist in table tennis
  • Member, South Korean National Olympic Committee Athlete Committee
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission

     

Koji Murofushi
Mr Koji MUROFUSHI
  • Olympic gold medalist in Hammer throw, athletics
  • Three-time Olympian
  • Director of Sport, Tokyo 2020

Greta Neimanas
Ms Greta NEIMANAS
  • Para-cyclist
  • Member, UCI Athlete Commission
  • Member, USOC Athlete Advisory Council

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

Ben Sandford
Mr Ben SANDFORD
  • Three-time Olympian in skeleton
  • Member, New Zealand Olympic Committee Athlete Commission

Richard Schmidt
Mr Richard SCHMIDT
  • Olympic gold and silver medalist, rowing
  • Three-time world champion


Ms Emma TERHO
  • Five-time Olympian in ice hockey
  • Olympic bronze medalist
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission
     

Chiel Warners
Mr Chiel WARNERS
  • Olympian in decathlon
  • Chair, Dutch NOC and NPC Athlete Commission
  • Member, Olympic plan 2028

 


Hayley Wickenheiser
Ms Hayley WICKENHEISER
  • Four Olympic gold, one Olympic silver medal in ice hockey
  • Six-time Olympian
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission

Lauryn WILLIAMS
Ms Lauryn WILLIAMS
  • Three-time Olympian in track and field
  • Gold and silver medalist
  • Olympic silver medalist in bobsled