Head of anti-doping agencies of 17 States urged to reform WADA

Главы антидопинговых агентств 17 государств призвали реформировать WADA

Head of anti-doping agencies from 17 countries called for reform of the World anti-doping Agency (WADA) due to recent doping scandals. About it reports BBC News.

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Proposals were put forward by the leaders of the anti-doping agencies of Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, UK and USA as well as the Institute of national anti-doping organizations at the summit in Copenhagen (Denmark).

In particular, it was proposed to make WADA more independent that the leaders of the Agency could not simultaneously hold positions in any other sports organizations. For example, currently, the head of WADA Craig reedy is Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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In addition, representatives of the national anti-doping committees have developed the following suggestions:

– to deprive of the sports organization of the functions of testing, investigation and imposition of sanctions, in order to avoid internal conflict of interest that arises when a sport organization is forced to investigate his own actions;
to make changes to the WADA code, including the adoption of specific dissuasive sanctions in cases of large-scale subversive activities against the anti-doping system;
– enhance the ability of WADA as part of the investigations and imposition of sanctions;
– to strengthen WADA by increasing investment in the organization.

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