Athlete Committee

Athlete interaction and feedback is a top priority for WADA.

WADA’s Athlete Committee was established in 2005 to represent the views and rights of athletes worldwide, while providing insight and oversight into athletes’ roles and responsibilities as it relates to anti-doping. Its Members have a key role in helping WADA understand the challenges vulnerable athletes face and how WADA can best lead in developing strategies to not only detect, but also deter and prevent it.

Chaired by Canadian cross-country skier Beckie Scott, the committee is comprised of world class athlete leaders. Members assist in raising awareness about anti-doping and the promotion of the Play True message, as well as actively liaising with and providing feedback to government, regional and national leaders about anti-doping initiatives.

If you have a question regarding WADA’s Athlete Committee, please send your inquiry to Stacy Spletzer-Jegen, WADA’s Senior Manager, Athlete Relations & Communications.


Beckie Scott
Ms Beckie SCOTT, Chair
  • Olympic gold and silver medalist in cross country skiing
  • Seventeen world cup titles
  • Founder, Spirit North Foundation

Victoria AGGAR
Ms Victoria AGGAR
  • Paralympic medalist and World Champion, Rowing
  • Executive Chair, Bristish Athletes Commission
  • Non-Executive Director, English Institute of Sport
  • Director, Sports Resolutions UK



Ms Danka BARTEKOVA
  • Three-time Olympian in shooting (skeet)
  • Olympic bronze medalist
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission

 



Ms Kirsty COVENTRY
  • IOC Executive Board Member and Athlete Commission Chairperson
  • FINA Athlete Committee Member
  • Vice-President, International Surfing Association
  • Vice-President, Zimbabwe Olympic Committee
  • Minister of Youth, Sport, Art and Recreation in Zimbabwe


Ms Jeong-Ho HONG
  • Olympic gold, silver and bronze medalist in handball
  • World champion
  • Member, Korean Anti-Doping Agency Athlete Committee

Ms Kady KANOUTÉ TOUNKARA
  • Olympian in Basketball
  • ANOCA Athlete Committee member
  • Lead Educator & Steering Committee member, IOC Athlete Career Program
  • Mali NOC Executive Board member and Athlete Committee Chair

Mr Petr KOUKAL
  • Two-time Olympian in badminton
  • Flag-bearer for Czech Republic (London 2012)
  • Cancer Survivor 2010

Tegla LoroupeMs Tegla LOROUPE

  • Two-time world champion, long distance running
  • World record holder
  • ANOCA Athlete Committee member
  • Global Humanitarian

Mr Seung MIN RYU

  • Olympic gold, silver and bronze medallist in table tennis
  • Member, South Korean National Olympic Committee Athlete Committee
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission

 


Ms Li NA

  • Olympic gold and silver medalist in diving 
  • World Champion
  • FINA diving judge
  • Member, China Anti-Doping Education Committee

Greta NeimanasMs Greta NEIMANAS

  • Two-time Paralympian
  • Two-time World Champion
  • Para-cyclist
  • Member, USOC Athlete Advisory Council

Adam PengillyMr Adam PENGILLY

  • Two-time Olympian in skeleton
  • World and European medalist
  • 15 years as athletes reprensentative

Ben SandfordMr Ben SANDFORD

  • Three-time Olympian in skeleton
  • Member, New Zealand Olympic Committee Athlete Commission
     

Richard SchmidtMr Richard SCHMIDT

  • Olympic gold and silver medalist, rowing
  • Three-time world champion
     


Ms Emma TERHO

  • Five-time Olympian in ice hockey
  • Olympic bronze medalist
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission

Chiel Warners
Mr Chiel WARNERS

  • Olympian in decathlon
  • Member, Olympic plan 2028

 


Hayley WickenheiserMs Hayley WICKENHEISER

  • Four Olympic gold, one Olympic silver medal in ice hockey
  • Six-time Olympian
  • Member, IOC Athlete Commission