Under the leadership of its Athlete Committee, WADA has taken the initiative to hold for the first time as part of the Symposium a one-and-a-half day session exclusively dedicated to athlete representatives.
This session will cover topics such as the Anti-Doping Charter of Athletes’ Rights that is under development, but also the new ADAMS and other matters directly related to athletes’ experience with anti-doping.
Stakeholders are asked to encourage the participation of their athlete representatives that will participate for free.
More information on the speakers of the athlete session will be published as soon as possible.
DAY 1 – WEDNESDAY 13 MARCH 2019
A presentation and Q&A on the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights will be held in the plenary session of the Symposium from 14:30 to 15:00. At the end of that session, the Athlete Session participants will leave the plenary room and gather for the 1.5-day Athlete Session in a separate room. The Athlete Session is for athletes and athlete representatives only.
Welcome and Introduction
Beckie Scott, Chair, WADA Athlete Committee
Panel Discussion and Roundtable on “Sport, Athletes and Human Rights”
Andy Parkinson, CEO, British Rowing
Focus on the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights
Ben Sandford, Member, WADA Athlete Committee
Focus on the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Athletes’ Declaration
Lenka Dienstbach-Wech, Chair, World Rowing’s (FISA) Athlete Commission
|16:15||Break-out session and open discussion/consultation on the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights|
DAY 2 – THURSDAY 14 MARCH 2019
|08:30||Welcome and overview of Day 2|
Presentation of ADAMS Next Gen
Stuart Kemp, Deputy Director, Standards & Harmonization; Principal, ADAMS Advancement, WADA
Presentation and Panel Discussion on Governance and Representation
Chiel Warners, Member, WADA Athlete Committee
|10:15||Q&A and break-out session on athlete representation|
Presentation from the Athlete Commission of the Japan Anti-Doping Agency on athletes’ engagement
Megumi Ikeda, Member, Japan Anti-Doping Agency Athlete Commission
Presentation and Q&A on envisaged revisions to the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code that would impact athletes
Ben Sandford, Member, WADA Athlete Committee and WADA Code Drafting Team
Elizabeth Riley, General Counsel, International Paralympic Committee; member, WADA Code Drafting Team
Julien Sieveking, Director, Legal Affairs, WADA
|14:00||Wrap-up and conclusions|
|14:15||Break and return to plenary sessions of the Symposium|
The last two sessions of the Symposium will consist of a summary of the Symposium discussions, including the Athlete Session (14:45-15:45) and a wrap-up session looking at the steps towards the 2019 World Conference on Doping in Sport to be held in November in Katowice, Poland (15:45-16:15).