Beckie Scott, the Athletes' Ambassador, recognised through Order of Canada

29 December 2018

The Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) would like to join with the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) in congratulating three-time Olympian Beckie Scott on her recent appointment to the prestigious honour of the Order of Canada.

ASADA CEO David Sharpe says the appointment of Beckie Scott is supreme recognition of, amongst numerous achievements, Beckie’s tireless work in furthering the anti-doping cause and her representation of athletes on the global stage.

"Beckie will almost certainly have a long lasting impact on clean, fair sport through her pursuit to have the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights enshrined in the next revision of the World Anti-Doping Code,” Mr Sharpe says.

In her role as Chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Commission, Beckie is front and centre to flying the flag for the rights of athletes worldwide and providing a healthy level of accountability to international anti-doping governing bodies.

"Beckie is a global leader in the anti-doping movement and has the respect of the sporting community for taking a strong independent stance in the face of divided opinions around the reinstatement of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency,” Mr Sharpe says.

Through its work in establishing an Athletes Advisory Group, ASADA is looking forward to working closely with Beckie and the WADA Athlete Commission in the future to better understand the challenges and pressures faced by athletes, as well as how to better develop more effective anti-doping strategies.

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Media statement: Beckie Scott, the Athletes' Ambassador, recognised through Order of Canada