April 30, 2003
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WADA Announces Search for New Education Director

Montreal, April 30, 2003 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that it is now accepting applications for the position of director of education. The position description and information on how to apply can be found on WADA’s website.

The director of education would be primarily responsible for the development of an education strategy and material for use with athletes worldwide. Additional responsibilities include further developing the educational portal on WADA’s website and ethical analyses.

The position is one of six directors that reports to Harri Syvasalmi, WADA’s director general. The new director would also be responsible for working with WADA’s Ethics and Education Committee for effective dissemination of information to athletes on doping.

“Following the success of the World Conference on Doping in Sport and the upcoming implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code, the proper education of athletes on doping issues becomes even more crucial,” said Dr. Andrea Barthwell, deputy director at the Office of National Drug Control Policy in the United States and the chair of WADA’s Ethics and Education Committee. “It is imperative to help athletes learn as much as possible about doping to protect their health and the integrity of sport.”

Interested applicants must submit the necessary information to WADA by May 30, 2003.

Point of Contact for the media:
Farnaz Khadem, Director, Communications
Tel: 1-514-904-9232
Email: farnaz.khadem@wada-ama.org