The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published its five-year strategic plan titled "Leading Anti-Doping Into A New Era".
The plan was approved by WADA's Executive Committee in a virtual meeting on May 15th, with unanimous approval following from the Foundation Board.
WADA said the development of the plan began in May last year, with a commitment to receiving feedback from athletes, representatives from the sports movement and Government, industry influencers, National Anti-Doping Organizations, and WADA-accredited laboratories.
A number of areas were reportedly identified for WADA to improve or place greater focus on.
The organization says it has agreed six strategic priorities for the five years of the plan, including leading by example by taking "bold steps to proactively tackle emerging issues with agility and innovative solutions across all facets of anti-doping".
Increasing the impact of WADA was also identified, with the aim of expanding the reach and effectiveness of anti-doping programmes by enhancing capacity building and knowledge sharing between Anti-Doping Organizations and empowering local programme delivery.
Efforts to engage and empower athletes to contribute to the development of anti-doping policies was cited as part of WADA's aim to be athlete-centered.
Building an easier anti-doping journey for athletes, and increasing the contribution that programmes deliver for athletes and their entourage so that they can build healthy and sustainable careers in sport, were included as part of this aim.
WADA has also targeted engaging and collaborating with everyone involved in anti-doping, in particular with the sports movement and public authorities, to increase support, unity, and coherence in everyone's efforts.
Raising awareness and shaping a proactive narrative around the organization’s role and the positive impacts of the doping-free sport, as well as providing greater value for stakeholders by reducing operational complexities and maximizing impact and cost-effectiveness, is also a target.
Shaun Goater is offering himself up for advice for future Footballers.
Goater has introduced a mentor programme to offer advice such as Learn What, Where, When and Why like the Pro’s.
The target age for the programme is 11 – 18, with lessons either 1 on 1 or groups that will last an hour via Zoom.
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Thursday, July 02, 2020
Remember When - Hazel Clark
Episode four of Remember When sees former American Track and Field star Hazel Clark as the guest.
Earl Basden, along with Clark who is the Director of Sports Business Development for the Bermuda Tourism Authority, looks back at the start of her career and life growing up under the watchful eyes of all.
Hazel Clark is an American middle-distance runner who specialized in the 800 meters middle distance race. She was a member of the U.S. Olympic team in 2000, 2004 and 2008.
Clarke captured six national titles and two USA Olympic Trials events during her career.
Clark is the daughter of inner-city educator Joe Louis Clark, who inspired the film Lean on Me, and the sister-in-law of fellow Olympian Jearl Miles-Clark, Joetta Clark Diggs is her older sister.
Clark, her sister, and her sister-in-law made history when they swept the 2000 Olympic trials 800 meters.
Clark finished seventh at the 2000 Olympic Games. At the 2001 World Championships, she did not progress past the first round due to injury.
At the 2004 Olympics, Clark was eliminated from her first-round heat in the 800 meters after a freak accident where she was burned severely. She then had two good seasons with an eighth place at the 2005 World Championships, seventh place at the 2005 and 2006 World Athletics Final, and a sixth place at the 2006 World Cup.
In 2008, she won her second U.S. Olympic Trials 800 meters final held in Eugene, Oregon, and competed at the 2008 Summer Olympics. Her personal best time is 1:57.99 minutes, achieved in July 2005 at the Bislett Games in Oslo.
Thursday, July 02, 2020
BOA Announce Health and Development Free Webinars
The Medical Committee of the Bermuda Olympic Association (“BOA”) announced that it will host a series of free webinars this month focused on the health and development of athletes.
The series—entitled “The Healthy Athlete”—will feature local and overseas specialists covering a range of topics. Each session will be moderated by Craig Brown, the BOA Medical Committee Chairperson, who will also facilitate a live Q&A with the presenters.
The sessions, each of which is expected to last between 30 and 45 minutes, will be hosted via Zoom, and have the capacity for 300 attendees on a first-come, first-served basis. There is no need to register in advance.
Wednesday, 8 July 2020
7:30pm - An Introduction to the New Field of Sports Pharmacy - Colin Ryan, Peoples Pharmacy, Senior Pharmacist
8:00pm - What Can Sports Learn from the Military? - Dr. Jeff Macleod, North Shore Medical, General Practitioner with special interests in Sports Medicine (previously the Clinical Director for British Forces in Germany, Holland, and Belgium
Wednesday July 15th, 2020
7:00 pm - This session will be hosted live at Barr’s Park with room for 50 people with masks, as well as online via Zoom - The Nervous System and Mindfulness: Let’s Get Connected Maureen Ryan, Myotherapy Center, Private Physiotherapist
Wednesday July 22nd, 2020
7:30pm - Building a Winning Team Mindset - Martin Wolffe, Mental Skills Coach, Bermuda Football Association
8:15pm - Nature versus Nurture: Building an Athlete Today for Tomorrow - Craig Brown, APEX Physio, Advanced Practice Physiotherapist and LTAD Coach
Wednesday July 29th, 2020
12:30pm - Sports Medicine: A Multi-disciplinary Approach in Team Sport - Dr. Kalpesh Parmar, London International Patients Services, Consultant in Sports Medicine with Leicester Tigers Rugby (previously Tottenham Hotspur FC) Brown stated, “The BOA Medical Committee is excited to deliver and provide quality, educational opportunities and content for all our National Sports Governing Bodies, and those interested in high-performance sport. These webinars are the first in a series aimed at sharing knowledge and information to assist our administrators, coaches, parents and athletes to better understand a wide range of topics such as sport science, sports exercise medicine, psychology, pharmacology, nutrition, recovery strategies, strength conditioning, technology, wellness and performance in modern-day sport.”
Judy Simons, BOA President, said, “I would like to thank and congratulate Craig and the Medical Committee on putting together The Healthy Athlete series. I know it will provide beneficial information to our young athletes, their coaches and supporters.
“Making leading sports medicine experts available to our local stakeholders and providing the audience with an opportunity to ask questions in a live environment is a great learning opportunity, and one more way the BOA is helping our National Sports Governing Bodies support Bermuda’s young athletes on their journeys to success.”
The islandstats.com Sports Show tonight features host Earl Basden, along with co-host’s Jason Ford, Gary Moreno, and Stacy Babb.
With Sports starting to actively return, the group looks at the fact that the Bermuda Cricket Board has announced the league will begin July 11th, they also review the recently concluded Bermuda Stroke Play Championships that took place at the Port Royal Golf Course.
Also in the discussion is the Bermuda Footballers who are overseas and the recent announcement that Kole Hall signed with Radcliffe.
The MTM Bermuda Covid Tennis Tournament is underway at the Fairmont Southampton Tennis Courts.
Caribbean Sports reports will also give an update of sports in their countries during the show.