MEDIA RELEASE - John Fahey Talks of Fair Play
12 December 2008
Getting rid of performance enhancing drugs not only promotes fair play in sport, it ensures that spectators see athletes competing on a level playing field. The Hon John Fahey AC spoke about his new role as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on Tuesday 9 December at the final MACROC CEO Breakfast Forum for 2008 attended by over 240 business leaders.
Mr Fahey is a passionate advocate for drug free sports in his role as President of WADA.
WADA was founded on the principle that athletes had a fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and that doping endangers both the athlete’s health as well as the integrity of the sport. Mr Fahey told the audience that although there was still a lot of work to be done, promoting and policing clean sport would benefit both elite athletes and aspiring young athletes to develop a strong sense of fair play and learn to value true athletic achievement achieved without the aid of performance enhancing drugs.
The Breakfast Forum also provided a fitting occasion for a special award presentation to Mr Barry Daley, recently retired Deputy General Manager of Campbelltown City Council and former MACROC Secretary and Treasurer.
MACROC President, Cr Anoulack Chanthivong, presented the Award for Outstanding Service to MACROC, noting that “Barry has left his mark on the Macarthur region, not just in his role with Campbelltown City Council but in his ongoing support of the Macarthur Regional Organisation of Councils and his unwavering belief in the importance of working together as a region to achieve the best results for our community”.
The MACROC CEO Breakfast Forums provide a useful opportunity for business people from across the region, and beyond, to meet and share ideas and discuss opportunities. The organisations that attend the forums are diverse, ranging from large companies like Nepean Conveyors International and Wellman Packaging, to smaller business enterprises such as Tails the Drycleaners or Nu-Tech Air Conditioning.
The MACROC CEO Breakfast Forums have become increasingly popular. “The increased attendance at the CEO Breakfast Forums indicates that these events are proving useful to the region’s business leaders who are keen to look at ways to improve their business success and to share their knowledge with their colleagues,” said Cr Chanthivong.
MACROC will hold three CEO Breakfast Forums in 2009. For more information about the Forums or sponsorship opportunities, contact MACROC on 4645 4965. For more information on MACROC, visit www.macroc.nsw.gov.au
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