Olympic and Commonwealth medal winners are amongst athletes appointed to the UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) Athlete Commission as it seeks to strengthen the athlete voice within anti-doping.
Besides Jo Calvino, multiple British Weightlifting Champion; Olympic skeleton medallist Laura Deas, 50m backstroke world record holder Liam Tancock, and ex Gloucester Rugby Football Club second-row James Hudson are the athletes joining the Commission for an initial two-year term.
The appointments come a month after the inaugural World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Global Athlete Forum, at which athletes, including UKAD Athlete Commission members Ali Jawad and Callum Skinner, called for a stronger athlete voice within anti-doping.
“James, Jo, Laura and Liam were successfully appointed onto the Commission because of their diverse experiences as top-level athletes, and their passion for anti-doping. I think all four of them will bring their own networks and ideas to the Commission and I look forward to working with them.” – UKAD Athlete Commission Chair, Sarah Winckless MBE