Dear ITA Partners,

It is my pleasure to invite you to the third session of the 2021 ITA Educational Webinar Series tailored to the needs of athletes and athlete support personnel. I am also happy to announce that all our webinars will now have simultaneous translation in Arabic, French, Spanish and Russian.

This month we will take a deep dive into the reporting of doping in sport. While whistleblowing is effective for exposing doping, little is known or understood about the actual whistleblowing process. Speaking up is a complex series of steps and decisions that may lead to career- and life-altering implications for whistleblowers. To this day, majority athletes feel like they have to choose between their careers and telling the truth. During this session, we will hear from a whistleblower who will share his personal experience, discuss some of the main barriers and challenges of speaking up and look at the solutions that currently exist – and consider what more can be done in the future.

Attached are two banners that you can use for social media promotion. If you want to add a logo of your International Federation, please contact me to receive your custom banner.

Registration link:
Event date: Tuesday, March 23rd, 14h-15h30 CET
Toby Atkins – Former Professional Cyclist
Kelsey Erickson, PhD – Executive Director of Athlete Health & Wellness at USA Cycling
François Marclay, PhD – Intelligence & Investigations Manager – ITA Cycling Unit
Olya Abasolo Ovtchinnikova OLY, ITA Education Manager (host)

Note that since we have capacity to accommodate a large number of attendees, we will also start promoting the webinar on our social media channels today. Feel free to share these ITA posts once they are live on LinkedInFacebookInstagram and/or Twitter.

I will also take this opportunity to introduce you to my new colleague Mairi Irvine, in copy. Mairi joined the ITA team on February 22nd in the role of an Education Officer.

We look forward to seeing you again online soon.