WADA Director to speak on anti-doping challenges in sport

January 09, 2012

David HowmanDavid Howman, Director General of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) will address "Current Challenges and Issues for Anti-Doping" on Wednesday, January 18 at 11:30 a.m. in the Faculty of Law's Moot Court Room. The free public talk is presented by Western Law's Distinguished Speakers Series.

WADA is an international independent agency charged with leading a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport.

Howman served as the Chair of the Independent Observer Team at the Winter Olympic Games in Salt Lake City 2002, and the Deputy Chair of the Independent Observer Team at the Sydney Olympic Games in 2000.

Howman came to Canada from Wellington, New Zealand, where he practised as a barrister specializing in Sports Law.  He was Chairman of the New Zealand Sports Drug Agency between 2000 and 2003 and was previously its counsel.

Established in 1999, WADA’s key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code  – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.