Dr. Alain ASTIEDOCTOR ASTIE’S ACHIEVEMENTS
Born on 7 August 1951 in Albi, France, Dr Astié studied in Toulouse, obtaining first a doctorate in Pharmacy, before turning to Biology, and dedicating another 5 years to specialising in Haematology, Biochemistry, Immunology, Parasitology and Medical Pathology.
Following this long, 10-year period of academic training, he began managing his first medical laboratories in 1981.
In 1991, after having created a medical laboratory company specialised in Sports Biology, he participated in the first longitudinal study of top-level athletes in Toulouse. Thanks to this unique experience, he was able to contribute his know-how and expertise to their preparation.
In the following decades, Dr Astié has worked closely with many French national teams: Rugby, Tennis, Swimming, Boxing, Handball, Athletics, Squash, Sailing… Thus, he has had the pleasure of being associated with many Olympic titles, World Championships and other victories (biologist for the Toulouse rugby team since 1994).
In 1998, he became the CNOSF (French Olympic Committee) Biologist, which led him to create mobile laboratories in the Olympic Villages of Sydney, Athens and Beijing, to monitor the delegation.
In 2001, at the request of ASO (Amaury Sport Organisation), he drafted an ethical charter with a set of procedures applicable to cycling for the prevention of doping, with UCI (International Cycling Union) support.
In 2006, he became correspondent and UCI-approved French biological monitoring referral agent.
Dr Astié has been contacted by several foreign teams (Italy, Brazil) to monitor them and provide his expertise.
In 2012, he managed the Sport Biology Department in the Novescia Group and created his own company, Pure Sports Consulting, specialised in setting up monitoring processes for top-level athletes and assessing biological test results.
“Working side by side with top-level athletes is very instructive since Sport is first and foremost a lesson in humility in relation to the results and difficulty in achieving them. It develops altruism, respect for rules and opponents and, especially, the ability to respond to challenges.”
“Sport is truly a school for life!”
“These values are the basis for my commitment to the Princess Charlene of Monaco Foundation, since the values of mutual aid and humanity it carries guarantee the sincerity and cogency of its actions.”
Pierre de Coubertin: “Sport seeks out fear to control it, fatigue to triumph over it, difficulty to vanquish it.”