Nicky Van Rossem



Nicky is a former athlete and academic who was selected as a Belgian Young Change-Maker (now IOC Young Leader) for her work in the fight against doping. She is currently working for the Belgian NOC as an Athlete Pathway Manager.

Nicky Van Rossem


Nicky’s project is based on a four-year World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) study identifying incentives and deterrents for drug-taking behaviour in elite sport, in order to prevent young athletes from doping. The project centred on two anti-doping events in Belgium, which were used to transfer academic and applied knowledge on the psychological aspects of doping use to talented and elite athletes, coaches, policymakers and high-performance managers. The aim is to support the development of more preventive anti-doping strategies to complement the existing repressive strategies based on detection.


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