Cydonie Mothersill has been the
first Caymanian athlete selected to the World Anti-Doping Agency Athlete
“I am honoured to serve as a
representative to all sportsmen and women. I believe it is important that WADA
officials understand the unique challenges athletes face as we push ourselves
daily to reach the top.
“In speaking up for this branch of
the sporting fraternity, I hope to support WADA in developing sensible and
effective drug detection and prevention strategies,” Cydonie said.
Minister of Sport Mark Scotland has
extended his congratulations on the appointment.
“This is another milestone for
Cydonie and also for the Cayman Islands. Once more we have proof that our
athletes are world-class, both on and off the track. “We believe Cydonie will
serve the world’s athletes well but she will especially provide a reasoned
voice as she represents our region. We wish her all the best with her
appointment and with the work that lies ahead.”
The WADA Athlete Committee was
established in 2005 to give athletes worldwide a voice and protect their
rights, while providing agency officials with insight and oversight into
athletes’ roles and responsibilities as they relate to anti-doping.
As a member of this committee, Cydonie
will also assist in raising awareness about anti-doping and will act as liaison
between WADA and international and regional sport organisations as well as
governments on the subject of anti-doping initiatives.
Her tenure as international athlete
representative starts in January. She will serve a three-year term.