SIGA is building a network of highly influential current and former athletes to act as ambassadors for the organisation. Known as the “SIGA Champions”, our athlete ambassadors are crucial in helping generate awareness about SIGA and the role it is playing in safeguarding the integrity of sport. SIGA embraces and values the voice of athletes that have a huge role to play and embody the values SIGA advocates: fair play, honesty, team work and integrity.

The roles and responsibilities of the SIGA Champions include promoting SIGA at international sporting events through networking and speaker platforms, endorsing SIGA and sports integrity initiatives via the their social media platforms, and attending industry events on behalf of SIGA.

ARLENE LIMAS

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Arlene Limas is an Olympic, National and World Champion in Taekwondo.  She made history when she became the first American to win a gold medal in Taekwondo at the 24th Olympic Games in Seoul, Korea.

She is a member of the Taekwondo Hall of Fame and was inducted into the National Polish-American Sports Hall of Fame located in Troy, Michigan in 2019.  Limas is the Chapter President of the National Capital Area Olympians and Paralympians in Washington, DC USA.  She also owns a martial arts and fitness gym and mentors athletes.

KELLY SANTOS MÜLLER

Kelly Muller

Kelly Santos Müller is a Olympic Medalist. She has defended the Brazilian women’s basketball team for 20 years. The experienced post participated in important achievements by the Brazilian team such as the Bronze Medal in the Sydney Olympics, also participated in the Olympics of Athens, Beijing and Rio.

She still participated in the Pan American Games in Winnipeg, Santo Domingo got Bronze Medal, Rio got Silver Medal and Toronto. Three times American Cup Champion and three times South American Champion among others. For the club, she has played for WNBA, Europe and Asia with 9 different countries.

Kelly still active as an athlete, divides her workload between training, projects for a new professional team, and participates in feminist initiatives in pursuit of equality with the Women of Brazil Group and improvements in sports laws with Athletes for Brazil that brings together 60 famous athletes.

AXEL SOLA

Axel Sola

After competing in many amateur championships in France, as Thai boxing, wrestling, pancrace, grappling and jiu-jitsu, I decided to extend my amateur to MMA. That was possible because of the existence of the IMMAF which is the greatest amateur MMA federation. As a French national team member CFMMA (French MMA federation) I been able to compete in 9 IMMAF event against great opponent from all around the world. That made me able to generate tremendous amount of experience that I might extend in the coming years before turning pro, in aim to become one of the greatest MMA athlete in the world!

Amateur record: 18-5

French Thai boxing champion 2016 (FFKMDA)

MMA World silver medalist 2017 (IMMAF)

MMA European Champion 2018 (IMMAF)

MMA World silver medalist 2018 (IMMAF)

MMA Africa silver medalist 2019 (IMMAF)

MMA European Bronze medalist 2019 (IMMAF)

MMA Oceania Champion 2019 (IMMAF)

MMA Pan America Champion 2019 (IMMAF)

STACEY COPELAND

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Stacey Copeland has represented her country in both football and boxing. In 2018 she made history when she became the first ever British woman to win the Commonwealth title.

As a footballer she represented England U18s, played in an FA cup final and has also played abroad in America and Sweden. As an amateur boxer Stacey won a European silver medal and has now turned professional, winning the Commonwealth title in 2018.

Stacey is currently enjoying presenting ‘The Dead Good Show’ on Radio Manchester and training hard for her next fight.

CAMERON MYLER

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Cameron Myler’s professional experiences are diverse, but there’s a common theme: sport. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor at New York University’s Tisch Institute for Global Sport, an arbitrator with the Court of Arbitration for Sport, an intellectual property and sports lawyer, and a four-­‐time Olympian in the sport of luge.

At NYU, Cameron’s teaching and research interests include legal issues relating to Olympic sport, international sports governance, the regulation of doping in sport, intellectual property, as well as athletes’ commercial rights, branding and career transitions. Cameron is a member of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, which adjudicates eligibility, doping, ethics and commercial issues related to sport. She served on the Anti-­‐Doping Division of CAS at the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in PyeongChang, South Korea. In her legal practice, she has represented Olympic athletes and sports organizations, advised media and entertainment clients in a variety of commercial matters, and litigated high-­‐profile intellectual property cases.

Prior to practicing law, Cameron competed in four Olympic Games in the sport of luge (1988 – Calgary, 1992 – Albertville, 1994 – Lillehammer, 1998 – Nagano), and was elected by her teammates to carry the American flag at the Opening Ceremonies of the Olympics in Norway. She was U.S. National Champion seven times and won 11 World Cup medals. Cameron was inducted into the Hall of Fame of the National Association for Sport & Physical Education and is featured in the book SuperWomen: 100 Women -­‐ 100 Sports. She is a two-time grant recipient of the Women’s Sports Foundation Training and Travel Fund.

She is committed to using sport to promote development and social change. Cameron is an Athlete Ambassador for Kids Play International, a nonprofit that uses sport to promote gender equity in countries impacted by genocide, and an Olympic Ambassador for Athlete Ally, which advocates for inclusion of the LGBTQ+ community in sports. She also supports Champions for America’s Future, a nonprofit organization that promotes policy solutions for at-­‐risk kids to compete in life.

Cameron graduated from Dartmouth College cum laude and, after retiring from competitive sport, received her J.D. from Boston College Law School and an Executive Masters in Sports Organization Management from the University of Poitiers, a program coordinated by the IOC.

ROSA MOTA

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Rosa Maria Correia dos Santos Mota, born June 29, 1958, is a Portuguese former marathon runner, one of her country’s foremost athletes, being the first sportswoman from Portugal to win Olympic gold. Mota was the first woman to win multiple Olympic marathon medals as well as being the only woman to be the reigning European, World, and Olympic champion at the same time. On the 30th Anniversary Gala of the Association of International Marathons and Distance Races (AIMS) she was distinguished as the greatest female marathon runner of all time.

MIGUEL OLIVEIRA

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Miguel Ângelo Falcão de Oliveira (born January 4, 1995) is a Portuguese motorcycle racer currently in the Moto2 World Championship. He has gained extensive experience in Moto3, having competed for the Estrella Galicia 0,0 team in 2012, the Mahindra Racing team in 2013 and 2014 and finishing runner-up with the Red Bull KTM Ajo team in 2015.

Oliveira’s father, a former motorcycle racer, always supported his son’s love of racing and gave him his first quad-bike when he was four years old. He started racing in the national championship at nine years old, in the Portuguese MiniGP Championship in 2004, winning the Young Promise of the Year award in Portugal. His first successes came in 2005 when he won the Portuguese MiniGP championship and Metrakit World Festival in Spain. In 2006, he repeated his earlier success and in 2007 he won the Mediterranean PreGP 125 Trophy. In 2009, he was third in the Spanish championship, and in 2010 battled Maverick Viñales for the title, eventually finishing runner-up by just two points and progressed to become the first full-time Portuguese rider to reach the world championship. At the 2015 Italian Grand Prix, Oliveira achieved the first World Championship victory for a Portuguese rider.

In 2017 he finished the Moto 2 World Championship in the third position with KTM Ajo adding three consecutive victories to his outstanding career.

FRANCISCO GUIMARAES

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Francisco, 20 years old.  Head Coach, Assistant coach and Match analyst in several clubs like Sporting Clube de Linda, Grupo Desportivo Estoril Praia and Sociedade União 1º Dezembro. Two of these teams are in National Divisions and Francisco has been experiencing working with kids and with players older than him. In terms of leadership, Francisco thinks it is always a challenge when you are younger than the players.
Completed two internships in SL Benfica (U19 team). Several formations in Portugal and doing the UEFA courses in Great Britain. Speaker in private and public events in companies such as: Garrigues Lawyers, JonesLangLaSalle, Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian and Banco Popular.

MAJLINDA KELMENDI

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Majlinda Kelmendi is a judoka from Kosovo. She has been the world champion in 2013 and 2014, and olympic champion of 2016 in the -52 kilogram category. Kelmendi was born in the city of Peja, May 9, 1991.

The female judoka from the small Balkans state started her sport a couple of months before the Kosovo War of 1999 . “Since I was a kid I wanted to be successful, not famous, but successful. And while growing up, this desire, this dream became bigger and bigger. While playing judo, I just saw the different side of myself. I found out that through judo I could be somebody. Not because of being in the center of attention, but just by giving my best, my one hundred percent. Then I am OK.”