Richard W. Pound of Montreal, 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 and now available at the College Store.
A Canadian lawyer, he has written several legal texts and 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.
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.
The Kappa Alpha Society, of which Pound was a member before graduating from McGill University in 1957, is one of the oldest collegiate fraternities still operating in the United States and Canada. The Hobart College chapter is one of six accredited fraternities on the HWS campus; its alumni brothers include actor Christopher McDonald ’77 and businessman and philanthropist William F. Scandling ’49.