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Sports News of Friday, 13 March 2020

Source: africafeeds.com

Ghanaian appointed to World Anti-Doping Agency working group

A Ghanaian-born professor of psycho social science at the the University of Bergen in Norway has been appointed to World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prevalence Working Group.

Professor Dominic Sagoe will be part of a 4-member expert group working to investigate contemporary estimation methods and trends in doping prevalence in sports.

Prof. Andrea Petroczi (Chairperson) from the Kingston University, London, UK, Dr. Olivier de Hon – Scientific Affairs Manager, Anti-Doping Authority, Netherlands and Prof. Martial Saugy – University of Lausanne, Switzerland are the other members of the working group.

Professor Sagoe shared a copy of his appointment letter on Facebook and signaled how professionally excited he felt.

Professor Sagoe’s focused his PhD research on nonmedical anabolic-androgenic steroid use.

He conducted original studies as well as quantitative and narrative reviews of drug and behavioral addictions with specific focus on their prevalence, etiology, and treatment outcomes.

Professor Sagoe graduated with an MPhil in Human Development from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).

He also holds MPhil and BA (Hons) degrees in Psychology from the University of Ghana.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world.

Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.

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