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

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

    Tegla Loroupe
    Ms 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
       

    Koji Murofushi
    Mr Koji MUROFUSHI

    • Olympic gold medalist in Hammer throw, athletics
    • Three-time Olympian
    • Director of Sport, Tokyo 2020

    Greta Neimanas
    Ms Greta NEIMANAS

    • Para-cyclist
    • Member, UCI Athlete Commission
    • Member, USOC Athlete Advisory Council

    Adam PengillyMr Adam PENGILLY

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

    Ben Sandford
    Mr Ben SANDFORD

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

    Richard Schmidt
    Mr 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
    • Chair, Dutch NOC and NPC Athlete Commission
    • 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

    Lauryn WILLIAMS
    Ms Lauryn WILLIAMS

    • Three-time Olympian in track and field
    • Gold and silver medalist
    • Olympic silver medalist in bobsled