WADA to host athlete webinar on major changes to the World Anti-Doping Program

Following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) announcement of 11 June, which launched its webinar series for athletes, WADA will be holding its second athlete webinar on 21 August 2020 at 10:00 AM EDT entitled Major Changes to the 2021 World Anti-Doping Program.

This webinar, which will feature the following expert panelists that were involved in developing the rules, will discuss some of the most impactful changes to the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and related International Standards that enter into effect on 1 January 2021; why the changes were made; and, what more they will do to protect the rights of athletes.

  • Ben Sandford, Chair, WADA Athlete Committee; Lawyer; 2021 Code Drafting Team Member
  • Marissa Sunio, Manager, Legal Affairs, WADA
  • Richard Young, Lawyer; Lead Drafter of the Code

The webinar will include a question and answer session.

WADA kindly encourages Anti-Doping Organizations worldwide to relay this announcement on to their respective athlete populations.

Athletes and others wishing to register for the webinar are invited to do so here.

For any questions or comments, please contact Stacy Spletzer-Jegen, WADA’s Senior Manager, Athlete Relations & Communications at: