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Drugs in sports is topic for talk, Nov. 6

The chair of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Richard Pound, will speak on "Sports and the Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs" at 8 p.m. Monday, Nov. 6, in 1 Robertson Hall.

Pound has headed the agency since it was founded in 1999 in the wake of drug scandals in cycling. He is a longtime member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), formerly serving as its vice president and directing negotiations for Olympic television coverage, marketing and sponsorships.

Pound was credited with leading the investigation into scandals surrounding bids for the 2002 Olympics in Salt Lake City, resulting in the creation of a new IOC ethics watchdog position. He wrote "Five Rings Over Korea" about the political negotiations leading to the 1988 Olympic Games in Seoul.

In addition to his work in international athletics, Pound serves as chancellor of McGill University in Montreal. His lecture is sponsored by the Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs and the Department of Athletics. 

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