Drug Free Sport New Zealand (DFSNZ) CEO Nick Paterson stated working in partnership with companies world wide was “the important thing to ridding sport of drug cheats”.
Mr Paterson, who was visiting Sport Integrity Australia this week, stated he’s been questioned by his personal athletes for having inflexible testing in New Zealand.
“I make no apologies for testing athletes repeatedly to point out they’re clear,” he stated. “That is simply who we’re as Kiwis. Our integrity is excessive. However I decide to them that we are going to proceed to attempt to get different nations to carry their sport to verify they do their job higher.
“The integrity is basically important to who we’re and what we reside for, that’s why we exist as an company.”
He spoke about the necessity to work collectively within the pursuits of athletes globally.
“If we are able to get Australians athletes clear, and I believe they’re, then Kiwi athletes will profit and vice versa. If we get Pacific athletes clear, if we are able to get Asian athletes, American athletes clear, all of our athletes profit consequently,” he stated.
Mr Paterson, whose company has grown from 9 folks six years in the past to 25 at the moment, stated getting doping out of sport is finished by way of prevention and deterrence and never by way of detection and prosecution.
“Within the final yr we have educated in higher numbers than ever earlier than and we have examined in higher numbers than ever earlier than,” he stated.
“I presume your Australian athletes are clear, so your job and our job is due to this fact to guard our athletes and assist our athletes and provides them enough info to not make errors, to not entry doping, to stay true to our tradition and our values.”
He stated DFSNZ would turn out to be an integrity company in 12 months’ time, masking youngster security, athlete welfare, match manipulation and corruption and anti-doping, not solely in sport however energetic recreation.
“So, it is now our flip to actually be taught from what you guys have finished and the way you have finished it. I wish to have folks coming over right here to return to spend a while to be taught from you guys first hand, to take the stuff that you have finished very well, to see how a lot we are able to copy and replicate and put on the market for New Zealand athletes.”