25 August 2015

WADA Talks with Francesco Ricci Bitti

In this fourth WADA Talks, ITF President Ricci Bitti discusses anti-doping efforts in tennis


Following on from previous WADA Talks interviews with Sir Craig Reedie,  Kirsty Coventry and Francis Dodoo, and ahead of his upcoming retirement as ITF President, we caught up with WADA Foundation Board & Executive Committee member Francesco Ricci Bitti to discover his views on anti-doping efforts in tennis.

WADA Talks with Francesco Ricci Bitti sees one of the world’s leading sports administrators discuss current anti-doping progress, the challenges his sport faces, and his continued commitment to clean sport.

“The message is that we do anti-doping for tennis players right around the world and for all people involved in the world of sport. Anti-doping programs have two main aims: firstly, to preserve the integrity of the sport; and secondly, to maintain the health of athletes. These are very important duties that a sporting organization must fulfill,” said the ITF President in the interview.

WADA Talks sees the agency’s Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, Ben Nichols interviewing leading figures from the athlete community, sport, government and anti-doping community, as well as other partners involved in the clean sport movement.

To watch WADA Talks with Francesco Ricci Bitti, and to see other videos from the Agency’s collection, please visit the WADA Talks Playlist on WADA’s YouTube Channel.