Participants attend the WADA Global Athlete Forum in Calgary ©WADA

World Taekwondo Athletes' Committee co-chair Pascal Gentil has attended the first World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Global Athlete Forum in Calgary.

The forum, which was attended by 104 athletes spanning 54 countries, attracted figures including WADA President Sir Craig Reedie and director general Olivier Niggli.

Veteran Canadian International Olympic Committee member and anti-doping advocate Richard Pound was also present. 

Gentil participated in a number of different discussions on key developments in anti-doping as the World Taekwondo representative.

This included discussions on the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights, the Speak-up! Whistleblower programme and the latest advancements made to ADAMS (Anti-Doping Athlete Management System).

A series of 13 proposals were outlined afterwards relating to different aspects of the anti-doping system.

Pascal Gentil, left, pictured competing in 2009 ©Getty Images
Pascal Gentil, left, pictured competing in 2009 ©Getty Images

This included the identification of corruption, conflicts of interest and a lack of independence as their top three concerns related to the anti-doping system.

Pascal was a three-time European taekwondo champion in the heavyweight division in 1994, 1998 and 2005.

He also secured Olympic over-80 kilograms heavyweight bronze medals at Sydney 2000 and Athens 2004.