Oct 27, 2016

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges thereaffirmed anti-doping reform proposals made yesterday by global leaders representing National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) at a special summit hosted by NADA Deutschland in Bonn, Germany.

“WADA acknowledges the renewed proposals by the NADO leaders; and, would welcome meeting as they suggest to discuss them further,” said Olivier Niggli, WADA Director General.  “The renewed proposals will be considered, along with other stakeholder feedback, by the Agency’s Foundation Board on 20 November,” continued Niggli. “WADA has received a lot of valuable feedback on such key topics as: sanctions and consequences for non-compliance; governance and funding; investigations; and testing,” he said. “It is encouraging to hear the sentiment re-emphasised yesterday to the effect that WADA must be given greater authority, regulatory and sanctioning powers,” he said. “We will take all these recommendations with us to the Foundation Board meeting; at which, the process towards a ‘roadmap’ for the anti-doping system will be drawn up.”

WADA’s Foundation Board will consider the sport-government consensus reached at the Think Tank; the NADO proposals; the Olympic Summit recommendations; and, outcomes that stem from the Government Forum of 17-18 November and from other stakeholders. The Board will begin the process towards a ‘roadmap’, which will include further consultation, aimed at strengthening key areas of anti-doping; as well as, providing a direction for the future of the system. 

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