Belgium’s Yuhan Tan was appointed to the Athlete Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency by the WADA Executive Committee on Wednesday.
The left-hander, who represented Belgium at two Olympics (2012 and 2016), joined 12-time Paralympic medallist Chelsey Gotell in the Athlete Committee. Another former badminton international, Petr Koukal of the Czech Republic, is also a part of the 11-member Athlete Committee.
New Zealand’s Ben Sandford succeeded Beckie Scott as chairman of the latest committee.
There are five WADA Standing Committees for 2020 – Athlete; Finance and Administration; Compliance Review; Health, Medical and Research; and Education.
Tan has prior experience in representing athletes – he was part of the BWF Athletes’ Commission from May 2013 to May 2017, and as Chair of the commission, was a BWF Council member from 2015 to 2017.
After a 14-year playing career, Tan’s last event as a competitive player was the Rio Olympics in 2016.