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WADA FOUNDATION BOARD TAKES DECISIVE ACTION ON THE WAY FORWARD FOR THE AGENCY AND FOR CLEAN SPORT

May 18, 2017

The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Foundation Board took decisive action today on a number of key priorities for WADA that will shape the Way Forward for the Agency and for Clean Sport. The full-day meeting included Board approvals related to: 
 

  • development of a graded sanctioning framework for non-compliance by Code Signatories;

  • host city selection for the 2019 World Conference on Doping in Sport;

  • next steps for the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA);

  • an Investigations Policy and Framework;

  • principles to assist the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for establishing an Independent Testing Authority (ITA);

  • development of an International Standard for Education and Information; and

  • the 2016 year-end accounts.

 “WADA is pleased that the Board supports development of a graded sanctioning framework, which addresses the strong call by stakeholders, in particular athletes, for a clear and transparent procedure that addresses non-compliance by Signatories,” said Sir Craig Reedie, WADA President. Beckie Scott, WADA Athlete Committee Chair added, “It is very important that all Signatories are held to the same standards within the Code. Athletes are expected to uphold a very high standard of compliance and now is the time for all members of the clean sport movement to do the same. The WADA Athlete Committee believes this is a critical step towards ensuring a level playing field.”


Source wada news release