June 13 - Briton Ben Nichols has been appointed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as its new senior manager for media relations and communications.
Nichols, 29, joins from Influence Associates, a London-based company who work mainly in motor sport, where he was head of sports PR.
Prior to that, he worked as a senior press officer with Lotus Renault GP and as communications officer for Promoseven Sports, where he was involved in a wide portfolio of events in the Middle East and Asia, including the Barclays Dubai Tennis Championships and the 2010 Asian Games in Guangzhou.
A graduate of De Montfort University, where he got a degree in media, Nichols has also worked briefly a sports sub-editor for The Times and The Sunday Times.
Nichols could soon be working under Sir Craig Reedie, the former chairman of the British Olympic Association and now vice-president of the International Olympic Committee, who is the favourite to replace John Fahey as the President of WADA at the elections in November.
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