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WADA – ANOCA Webinar for African Athletes

WADA – ANOCA Webinar for African Athletes

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is partnering with the Association of National Olympic Committees of Africa (ANOCA) to present you an interactive webinar for all African Athletes.

In line with the recommendations of the 2019 African Union Anti-Doping Think Tank Forum, WADA has partnered with ANOCA in order to ensure that athletes in Africa receive adequate and correct knowledge and information about anti-doping and participate in the elaboration and development of anti-doping programs and strategies going forward.

Through this webinar, we will provide an overview of the global anti-doping program, explore WADA and the different sports entities’ roles as well as explain athletes’ rights and responsibilities in anti-doping. WADA’s President, Witold Banka, himself a former athlete, will also participate in the session.

The webinar will provide athletes with a chance to ask questions and provide suggestions through the interactive Q&A session to make sure their voices are heard.

The webinar will take place on Monday September 7th 2020 at 12PM GMT.


The general objective of holding this webinar is to sensitize and inform athletes of their roles, rights and responsibilities in the anti-doping program. With the recent publication of the Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act, it is now even more essential than ever for all athletes from all countries and sports to get the chance to express themselves and communicate their views and concerns.

This webinar will also allow different sports organizations and athletes’ bodies to learn more about their responsibilities towards their athletes and how WADA can support them in this regard.


The webinar will be hosted by the WADA Africa Office, in partnership with the ANOCA Athletes’ Commission, and will contain interventions from the WADA President, the WADA Athlete Committee Chair, the ANOCA Athlete Commission Chair and the WADA Africa Office Director.


The WADA Africa Office is extending the invitation to participate in this webinar to all current and former athletes in Africa.

In partnership with ANOCA, all African NOCs are also invited to participate in this webinar, specifically through their athletes’ bodies and commissions. NOCs are requested to forward this invitation to all their Member Federations so that licence holders in these federations are invited to participate and can access this virtual meeting.

In collaboration with the Association of African Sports Confederations (AASC), all African Confederations are also invited to participate and encourage their athletes and athlete representative bodies to attend.

The WADA Africa Office is also inviting all the region’s National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (RADOs) to participate in this webinar to obtain further guidance and information on their roles and responsibilities towards athletes.


Welcome & Introduction                                                     WADA Africa Office Director – Rodney Swigelaar (Moderator)

Introduction to the ANOCA Athletes Commission        ANOCA Atheletes Comission President – Amadou Dia Ba

Athletes and the anti-doping program                             WADA President – Witold Banka

The Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act                               WADA Athlete Committee Chair – Ben Sandford

Interactive Q&A session                                                      WADA Africa Office Director – Rodney Swigelaar (Moderator)

Closing Remarks                                                                   WADA President – Witold Banka
ANOCA Athletes Commission President – Amadou Dia Ba

Date and Time:

The webinar will take place on Monday September 7th 2020 at 12PM GMT. The webinar will be in English.

Instructions to join the webinar:

All participants will need to register by sending their information (Name, Country, Job Title, Phone Number) to e.tshabangu@africaolympic.org and sameh.elray@wada-ama.org as early as possible.

In order to join the webinar, please accept the WebEx invitation you will find in the email sent to you. Alternatively, you can join the webinar directly by following the link below 10 minutes prior to the start of the webinar.


You will need to join the session 10 minutes prior to its start with your camera turned off and your microphone on mute.

All questions should be communicated via the WebEx chat and will be discussed during the Q&A session at the end of the webinar.

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