Richard W. Pound, chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency, will speak on “The Dark Side: the Use of Performance-Enhancing Drugs in Sport,” at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 5 in the Geneva Room of the Warren Hunting Smith Library.
His talk, sponsored by the Kappa Alpha Society, and is free and open to all.
Pound is the author of “Inside the Olympics: A Behind-the-Scenes Look at the Politics, the Scandals, and the Glory of the Games,” published in 2004.
A Canadian lawyer, he is a member of the Quebec and Ontario provincial bars, has been chancellor at McGill University in Montreal since 1999, and chaired its board of governors for five years before that.
He swam in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome, the 1962 Commonwealth Games, and has been inducted into the
Canadian Swimming Hall of Fame and the Canadian Amateur Athletic Hall of Fame.
Pound is a former secretary general (1968-76) and later president (1977-82) of the Canadian Olympic Association; was deputy chef de mission of the Canadian Olympic delegation in Munich (1972); a former Secretary of the Canadian Squash Rackets Association; and since 1999, chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
He has been a member of the IOC since 1978 and has held several leadership positions, including on the Executive Board (1983-91 and 1992-2000) and as vice president (1987-91 and 1996-2000).