An Open Letter to Athletes and Athlete Groups

It has been six months since Global Athlete’s first update and much has happened in our first half-year.With the WADA Executive Committee meeting taking place in Tokyo (23rd September), and the 5th World Conference on Doping in Sport in Katowice, Poland just around the corner (3-7 November), we have decided to focus this update on anti-doping. Our next update will focus on the current issues in sport and athlete rights.

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Media ReleaseSam Doherty
Global Athlete partners with Aurora Games for inaugural Summer 2019 Spectacle

Global Athlete has today announced a partnership agreement with the first-ever All-Women Multi-Sport Competition, Entertainment and Education Festival, the Aurora Games. The inaugural edition of the Games is set to take place this summer from 20 - 25 August in Albany, New York.

Signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), and coming at a time of heightened interest and awareness of women’s sport, Global Athlete and Aurora Games have committed to putting Athletes Rights as a leading priority, at the heart of the Games.

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Media ReleaseSam Doherty
Open Letter to the President of the UCI to actively engage with Cyclists on their recent concerns and questions to new UCI rule changes


Dear Mr. Lappartient,

Dear UCI Management Committee Members,

Global Athlete would like to draw your immediate attention to the current situation where over 7000 cycling athletes have signed a petition requesting an open dialogue with the UCI President and Management on recent rule changes that were announced by the UCI on the 20 June 2019. 

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Akwasi Frimpong becomes the 7th Member to join Global Athlete Start-Up Group

Dutch-Ghanaian Winter Olympian Akwasi Frimpong has today been appointed as the seventh member of the Start-Up Group for the new Athlete-led Movement for change, Global Athlete.

In joining Global Athlete, Frimpong - who made history at Pyeongchang 2018 by becoming West Africa’s first male skeleton athlete at a Winter Olympic Games - is part of a growing number of cause-driven athletes worldwide that want to reform sport and bridge the current disconnect between administrators and athletes with regards to the way sport is run.

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Global Athlete joins Athlete representatives from 8 countries in calling on the International Olympic Committee to relax Rule 40

The international athlete community today gathered in Oslo, Norway and made a unanimous call for the world’s National Olympic Committees (NOCs) to follow Germany’s lead by relaxing the restrictive International Olympic Committee ‘Rule 40’ so that athletes’ marketing and commercial rights can be liberated and “brought into line with the rights and modern norms athletes have come to expect in the digital age”.

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