Richard Pound

  Male      Canadian      Lawyer

  Born : Mar 22, 1942  

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Richard William Duncan "Dick" Pound, CC OQ QC (born March 22, 1942) is a Canadian lawyer and author and former swimmer. He is a former president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) based in Montreal, and former chancellor of McGill University. He served as vice-president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from 1987 to 1991 and again from 1996 to 2000, and was a one-time candidate for the presidency of that organization.

Pound is a staunch advocate of strict drug testing for athletes. In 2005, Time magazine featured him as one of the "100 Most Influential People in the World". On April 4, 2014, he was appointed chairman of the board of Olympic Broadcasting Services.

Pound was born in St. Catharines, Ontario, the eldest of four children. His father was an engineer at a pulp-and-paper mill, and the family moved often. His family moved to numerous Quebec towns, including La Tuque and Trois Rivieres. When Pound was six, his family moved to Ocean Falls, British Columbia. He attended Mount Royal High School in Montreal...

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