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International Symposium “Becoming an Olympic athlete without doping. A holistic approach”


On June 24-25, 2019, in Olympia, Greece, the International Symposium “Becoming an Olympic athlete without doping. A holistic approach”. The event is organized by the Ministry of Culture and Sports of Greece, the National Center for Sports Studies, the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, the International Federation of Sports Medicine and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency “RUSADA”.

International speakers will address the presentations on the development of the Olympic movement free from doping, and on the role of ethics in sports. They will also share their experience in introducing innovative tools in the field of education, testing and investigations, and discuss research in the field of anti-doping. RUSADA Director General, Yuri Ganus, will make a presentation on “International integration after the Russian crisis”.

Among the speakers of the symposium are:

Yannis Pitsiladis / Member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical and Scientific Commission, member of Executive Committee and Chair of the Scientific Commission of the International Sports Medicine Federation (FIMS).
Topic of presentation “A Holistic anti-doping approach for a Fairer future for Sport”.

Andrea Petroczi / Research Professor at Kingston University London and an internationally recognized expert in doping behavior research.
Topic of presentation “There must be more to protecting clean sport than catching the ‘cheats’. Moving anti-doping policy and practice.”

Peter Nicholson / Head of investigations at the Athletics Integrity Unit of the IAAF
Topic of presentation “Innovating Investigations and Intelligence”.

David Howman / Chair of the Athletes Integrity Unit by the IAAF
Topic of presentation “The AIU model dealing with sport integrity”.

Olivier Rabin / Senior Executive Director, Sciences and International Partnerships WADA
Topic of presentation “WADA 20 years protecting clean sport”.
The Russian anti-doping and sports community faces the key challenge on integrating into the world system after the doping crisis. Guided by its efforts to create a progressive anti-doping system in Russia capable of protecting clean athletes and their right to participate in all international competitions without restrictions, RUSADA is one of the co-organizers of the International Symposium “Becoming an Olympic athlete without doping. A holistic approach”.