August 20, 2012
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Medal boost for WADA Outreach

WADA’s Outreach Center in London enjoyed visits from several Athlete Committee members during the Olympic Games, giving Outreach staff an opportunity during to congratulate Canadian rowing silver-medalist Andréanne Morin.

Morin, who joined WADA’s Athlete Committee in January of this year, gave the Outreach team a huge boost when she arrived with the medal she had won in the women’s eight in the Olympic regatta at Eton Dorney.

It was Morin’s third Olympic Games and there was no disguising her joy at matching the feat of the Canadian men’s eight which had claimed silver the day before.

And nor did it stop her from donning a replica Coldstream Guards uniform and posing for WADA’s Facebook page (see main picture).

“It feels awesome to win the silver medal, especially in GB as it’s the birthplace of rowing,” said law student Morin, part of a crew that finished runner-up to the USA and ahead of the Netherlands.

“I now look forward to getting more involved with WADA and doing my best to ensure that everyone that gets to the starting line at future Olympics is clean.”

Other Athlete Committee members competing in London were Cayman track star Cydonie Mothersill and Mexican yachtswoman Tania Calles.

Fellow Athlete Committee members Matt Dunn, Sara Fischer and Yang Yang were also on hand to offer their support, while Foundation Board members Angela Ruggiero, Adam Pengilly and Beckie Scott also visited the Outreach Center.

WADA has had an Outreach program at every Olympic Games since it was introduced in Salt Lake City in 2002.

The program is designed to educate athletes on the risk of doping in sport through direct interaction and various online tools.