As a long-time athlete & coach, Olympian, David Plummer, reflects on his experiences with anti-doping & the importance of a global push for clean sport.
Category: Athlete Voices
Since the beginning, Diggins has defined integrity as always doing the right thing, even when no one else is watching. It’s a lesson she’s lived by without compromise while chasing her Olympic dreams in cross-country skiing. That dedication led her to win a historic gold medal in the team sprint at the 2018 Winter Games. It was the first gold medal the United States has ever won in the sport.
The fight for clean sport is one that must be fought from every angle, from the athletes who shape the culture and demand accountability, to the scientists who advance testing and detection methods, to the sports leaders who choose to put athletes’ rights and a level playing field above all else.
Track and field athlete Alysia Montaño knows what it feels like to miss out on once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. Even though she has solidified her reputation as one of the top 800m competitors in the world, with seven USA titles and a fifth place finish at the 2012 Olympics, her running career never reached the heights it might have had she been competing on a level playing field.