Olympic champion Callum Skinner fronts new athlete movement to combat harassment and doping

Global Athlete is aiming for positive change in the world of sport

Olympic track champion Callum Skinner has turned his attention to sport governance (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

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Olympic track champion Callum Skinner is at the forefront of a new athlete movement that aims to combat harassment and doping, and improve welfare in sport.

Global Athlete, which was launched on Wednesday (February 13), is hoping to inspire positive change in sport and give a louder voice to athletes.

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Alex Ballinger

Alex Ballinger is editor of BikeBiz magazine, the leading publication for the UK cycle industry, and is the former digital news editor for CyclingWeekly.com. After gaining experience in local newsrooms, national newspapers and in digital journalism, Alex found his calling in cycling, first as a reporter, then as news editor responsible for Cycling Weekly's online news output, and now as the editor of BikeBiz. Since pro cycling first captured his heart during the 2010 Tour de France (specifically the Contador-Schleck battle) Alex covered three Tours de France, multiple editions of the Tour of Britain, and the World Championships, while both writing and video presenting for Cycling Weekly. He also specialises in fitness writing, often throwing himself into the deep end to help readers improve their own power numbers.  Away from the desk, Alex can be found racing time trials, riding BMX and mountain bikes, or exploring off-road on his gravel bike. He’s also an avid gamer, and can usually be found buried in an eclectic selection of books.