SEARADO hosts Engaging the Athlete Committee webinar
In line with one of SEARADO’s Strategic Objectives – Engagement, a webinar was held on 7th April 2021 to encourage all stakeholders to engage and involve athletes in their Anti-Doping programmes.
Titled ‘Engaging the Athlete Community’, participants were a given an introduction to the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act by Gobi Nair, DG SEARADO. This was followed by a Q&A with a 3-member panel comprising Yaya Yamamoto, Senior Manager, JADA’s Tokyo Legacy Project Team; Rachel Jeong, Senior Manager, International Relations Department, KADA and Natanya Potoi-Ulia, Executive Director, Oceania RADO.
A wealth of information was shared on experiences in setting up an Athlete Committee; working with stakeholders; tips on selection of athletes; procedures that need to be in place; and what the athletes can do to work together with the NADOs. SEARADO hope member countries would start getting athletes involve in promoting clean sports