Global ethics award for anti-doping work

03 Jul, 2018

David Howman, former WADA (World Anti Doping Agency) director and adjunct professor in AUT’s School of Sport and Recreation, has been conferred with the Ethics in Sports Award at the World Summit on Ethics in Sport, Oslo.

Howman who is also the current chair of the Athletics Integrity Unit was awarded for his long service to sport and for his fight against doping and corruption.

The award was conferred at a conference where global experts in the anti-doping world met in to define solutions for protecting athletes and sports from corruption.

At the invitation of World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB), Anti-Doping Norway and Fairsport leaders took part in a heated debate as the world media discusses whether FIFA was aware of the doping cover-ups in Russian football. More than 250 participants argued the responsibility of different sporting federations and debated who is to blame for this crisis and contradictions in jurisdiction.

The conference also celebrated role models by announcing the 2018 Ethics in Sports Award winners, with David Howman taking the ‘outstanding individual’ category.

“It is a great honour for me to be awarded this by a body that has done a huge amount of work on ethics in life – from business to sports and in between. I am a great believer that sport is a mirror to society.”

Howman’s appointment last year as an AUT adjunct professor reflects the increasing focus by the School of Sport and Recreation on ethics and integrity in the field of sport governance and leadership.

The Ethics in Sports Award stems from the annual Ethics in Business Award by the World Forum for Ethics in Business (WFEB) to honour individuals and companies that have demonstrated the importance of human values and ethics in life and in the business arena.

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