b'EMMY IHEMEOnly a select few among us have the chance to attend the Olympic games on behalf of Canada.Greenbanks Emmy Iheme (known as Emmy Ci to many people), on the other hand, has participated multiple times, and maynd himself with another opportunity in the future.JUST to FAIRbeProfessionally,Emmypursuedaof world-class athletics. our goal to ensure it never happened career, which had nothing to do withOne of my teammates was goodagain.athletics, yet left him uniquely quali- enoughtoplayprofessionallyinEmmyservedanapprenticeshipEurope.Butwhenhediedat26,at domestic events.But in 2006, theed for an Olympic posting.I spent 29 years with the Durhamtherewerequestionsabouttheusebig-time came calling.Regional Police, he explains. I start- ofperformance-enhancingdrugs.ItI was selected as an observer for the ed on the front line, eventually becamewas a big shock, because we avoidedTorino Olympics and Paralympics, an investigator with the Major Crimesall that stu . We didnt even drinkhe says.First, I expressed my inter-Unit, and retired as a StaSergeant.alcohol! estandtoldthemIwasavailable, The skills I learned over those yearsThe tragedy inspired him to vol- thentheyevaluatedmyexperiencechain of evidence, people-manage- unteer with the Canadian Centre forand past performance.mentprovedusefulasaDopingEthics in Sport in the late 90s. The job involved compiling reports Control Ocer at the Olympics. We ran an outreach program withand recommendations in advance of Emmy has had a lifetimes interestamateurteamsandschoolboardsthe 2010 Games in Vancouver.and involvement in athletics. andservedasambassadors,heBy the time those Canadian-based I participated in track as a youngsays.ThepurposewastoeducateGamesbegan,Emmysexpanding person,butcertainlynotattheyoung athletes about the dangers ofexperience put him in line for a more Olympic level. But I did play soccerperformance-enhancing drugs. responsible position.in university. ThisinitiativesurfacedintheIwasnamedVenueManager. Ironically,atragedyconnectedwake of the Ben Johnson story, whichThatmeantmanagingateamof with that university team would helpIpersonallysawasanembarrass-propel him into the drug-testing sidement for Canadian athletics.It wasPlease turn to page 4FOCUS - NOVEMBER 20213'