David Millar has added another role to his already busy career by taking a seat on the World Anti-Doping Agency's Athlete Committee, the organisation announced Thursday. The 30 year-old who joined the Slipstream team as a part owner for the 2008 season has been a strong anti-doping advocate since serving a two year suspension for confessing to the use of EPO.
Millar, who will join elite athletes from around the world on the committee for one year, beginning January 1, 2008, is the first athlete from Great Britain to serve on the committee. "I'm delighted to have been elected and am looking forward to getting involved," said Millar to the Scotsman. "I feel I have a lot to offer both in terms of enabling others to learn from my experiences, and in ensuring that athletes are at the heart of the anti-doping movement."
Millar had support from UK Sport in his new endeavour. Its head of operations, Andy Parkinson expressed confidence in Millar. "David will be an excellent addition to WADA's Athletes Committee," said Parkinson. "Since we started working with him we have been consistently impressed with the passion and commitment he has shown to the cause. His insights have been hugely valuable to us and I have no doubt our counterparts worldwide will be impressed."