Nordic athletes carry the torch for clean sport in ‘Ask the Athlete’ campaign

25 February 2015 13:23
Falun 2015 silver and bronze medallist Alex Harvey (CAN, right) interviewing his team mate Jesse Cockney
Falun 2015 silver and bronze medallist Alex Harvey (CAN, right) interviewing his team mate Jesse Cockney -
FIS / Melanie Strauch

As part of the first ever Legacy Outreach Program, the leading Nordic skiers from across the world participated in the Ask the Athlete – Clean As Snow campaign at the FIS Nordic World Ski Championships in Falun (SWE) last week.

The WADA-FIS campaign, which followed the inaugural Ask the Athlete campaign at the Asian Summer Games in Incheon (KOR) last year, included the views of a series of skiers who were competing at the Championships.

The skiers gave their thoughts on anti-doping in sport and answered questions posed to them by fellow competitors.

Here is a selection of some of the Ask the Athlete – Clean As Snow clips:

WADA Athlete Committee member Ben Sandford kicks off the campaign

FIS Athletes’ Commission Chair Kikkan Randall (USA) talks to Aino-Kaisa Saarinen (FIN) about the role of athletes in promoting doping-free sport

Falun 2015 silver and bronze medallist Alex Harvey (CAN) talks clean sport apparel with his team mate Jesse Cockney

Moldovan skiers about the campaign

The Legacy Outreach Programme which took place from 19th-21st February has been a collaboration between WADA and FIS. The programme promotes the clean sport “Say No To Doping” “Clean As Snow” message to competing athletes and their entourages.

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