Beating Off All Comers: Presenting Dick Pound
Dick Pound is the chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency and former vice-president of the International Olympic Committee. In his role at the IOC, Dick Pound became known for both his business acumen and his outspoken anti-corruption stance. A former member of the Canadian Olympic swimming team, Dick Pound used his role to campaign for increased drug testing, and headed an inquiry into bidding scandals in the run up to the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic Winter Games. Dick Pound left the IOC shortly after an unsuccessful attempt to run for president of the organisation in 2001.
In 1992, Dick Pound was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 1993, Dick Pound was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.
In addition to chairing the WADA, Dick Pound practises tax law in Montreal and edits his own tax law journal. Since 1999, Dick Pound has served as Chancellor of Montreal’s McGill University.
In 2004, Dick Pound wrote a book about his experiences with the International Olympic Committee. Here is the cover of Dick Pound’s book:
This, I’m sure you will agree, is the perfect way to honour an illustrious and dignified career such as Dick Pound’s.
The Department salutes you, Dick Pound!