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

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

Claudia Bokel
Ms Claudia BOKEL
  • Olympic silver medalist and world champion in fencing
  • Member of the IOC; Chair, IOC Athletes Commission
  • Three-time Olympian

Felipe Contepomi
Mr Felipe CONTEPOMI
  • Argentina captain, 2011 Rugby World Cup
  • Former 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.

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

Fabiana DE OLIVIERA
Ms Fabiana DE OLIVIERA
  • Two-time Olympic gold medalist, volleyball
  • Pan American Games gold medalist

 


Francis Dodoo
Mr Francis DODOO
  • Four-time Olympian
  • Long jump / Triple jump specialist
  • President, Ghana Olympic Committee

Matt Dunn
Mr Matt DUNN
  • Three-time Olympian, swimming
  • Four World Records
  • FINA Bureau Member

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

Athlete Committee member Petr Koukal
Mr Petr KOUKAL
  • Two-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.

Kaveh Mehrabi
Mr Kaveh MEHRABI
  • Badminton Olympian
  • First and only Badminton Olympian from West Asia
  • Former Chairman, BWF Athletes' Commission

Andréanne Morin
Ms Andréanne MORIN
  • Three-time Olympian in rowing
  • Olympic silver medalist
  • Lawyer
     
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
  • Olympic gold medalist in Hammer throw, athletics
  • Three-time Olympian
  • Director of Sport, Tokyo 2020

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 President International Affairs, FIBT

Mariana Quintanilla
Ms Mariana QUINTANILLA
  • Elite-level shooter
  • Continental Games medalist
  • Member, Peruvian NADO

Ben Sandford
Mr Ben SANDFORD
  • Two-time Olympian in skeleton
  • Member, New Zealand Olympic Committee Athlete Commission
  • Vice President Legal Affairs, FIBT

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