Ireland's 2008 Beijing Olympic Games silver medallist and current WSB Leipzig Leopards Light Heavyweight fighter Kenneth Egan has been appointed observer to WADA's Athlete Committee to give support during the Code Review Process. The Committee is set-up to represent the views and rights of athletes worldwide.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), established in 1999, is an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movements and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capabilities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code - the document harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. Its mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sport.
The 29-year-old southpaw from Dublin is a popular figure within the boxing world and his appointment not only reflects well on himself but also on the sport as a whole. We are delighted that WADA have made such a move and we wish Kenny all the best in this role.
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