Professor Works with World Anti-Doping Agency During Pan Am Games
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Tim Baghurst, associate professor in health and human performance, recently returned from the Pan American Games in Toronto where he served on the Outreach Team of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
Baghurst volunteers as the anti-doping administrator for the International Racquetball Federation, but on this occasion he was invited to join WADA’s Team responsible for providing anti-doping education and awareness WADA’s mission to promote clean, drug-free sports. Athletes had the opportunity to complete a knowledge-based quiz on anti-doping for a prize and sign a pledge of commitment to competing clean.
The Pan Am Games is the third-largest international multi-sport games and over 6,000 athletes from 41 countries competed across 36 separate events.
Baghurst serves as coordinator for the College of Education’s physical education program and coaching science minor.