The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has confirmed that Minister for Sport Tracey Crouch, will join the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board from 1 January.
The Board is WADA’s main decision-making body, comprised of 38 members from Olympic organisations and national governments, and the Minister will join as one of three European Union representatives.
Speaking about her appointment, Tracey Crouch said:
“I’m pleased to join the WADA Foundation Board, because it’s vital that we step up our efforts to promote clean sport.
“Now is the time to take a united, global approach to eliminating doping, and I look forward to working together with international partners to maintain the integrity of every sport.”
WADA President Sir Craig Reedie said:
“I welcome the appointment of the Sports Minister, Tracey Crouch MP to the WADA Foundation Board at this important time for anti-doping in sport.”
UKAD Chief Executive, Nicole Sapstead said:
“We are delighted that Sports Minister Tracey Crouch MP has been appointed to the WADA Foundation Board. Tracey is a strong advocate for clean sport and this appointment is a positive step forwards for clean athletes, not only in the UK, but around the world.”