14 October 2015

WADA Talks with Lauryn Williams

In this sixth WADA Talks, former American Olympic sprinter and bobsledder Lauryn Williams discusses her exceptional career following her decision to take on a new role on WADA’s Athlete Committee


Following on from previous WADA Talks interviews with Sir Craig Reedie, Kirsty Coventry, Francis Dodoo, Francesco Ricci Bitti and David Howman, three-time Olympic medalist Lauryn Williams shares her views on her career in sport, transitioning from sport and the importance of athletes speaking up against doping.

In the interview, Williams discusses her inspiring new tenure as a WADA Athlete Committee member, the influence of the athlete entourage, the growing concern surrounding supplements and the key role of athletes as anti-doping advocates.

On the topic of avoiding supplements, Williams says: “I would challenge athletes to take responsibility for their health and the food they put in their system”.

“Make this part of your training and regimen to get the right food and nutrition into your body. By doing that, you can really enhance the way you compete in sport.” she adds.

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 Lauryn Williams, and to see other videos from the Agency’s collection, please visit the WADA Talks Playlist on WADA’s YouTube Channel.