The McGill Institute for the Study of Canada’s upcoming conference “Lifting off and Flying High” focuses on cultivating talent and success in this country in the fields of culture, high-tech, and athletics.
But one of the panelists, Westmount resident and former Olympian Dick Pound (BCom’62), knows that in sports where milliseconds separate first and second place, the drive for success at all costs can be a destructive force.
Pound is a former Olympic-level swimmer, former vice-President of the International Olympic Committee, and founder and first president of the World Anti-Doping agency. He is a staunch advocate of strict drug testing for athletes, and for years was engaged in a high-profile public battle with now-disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong, with Pound trying to convince the latter to come clean over long-time rumours concerning drug use.
Read full article: The Chronicle, February 4, 2013