Anti-doping Agency, 17 countries have called for reform of WADA

The leaders of 17 national anti-doping organizations met at the summit in Copenhagen and proposed to reform the World anti-doping Agency (WADA), informs Bi-bi-si.

In particular, it is proposed to prohibit the heads of WADA to hold important positions in other sports organizations. In this regard, bi-Bi-si said that the President of the world anti-doping Agency Craig reedy is a Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), which has led to criticism in connection with a potential conflict of interest.

In addition, summit participants suggested, in particular, to amend the WADA code amendments that would “clear sanctions for large-scale undermining of the anti-doping system”; to increase the ability of WADA to investigate and to impose adequate sanctions for violations of the code; WADA strengthen due to the growth of investment.

“We realize that we are at a crossroads in the fight for clean sport”, — said the leaders of the anti-doping organizations at the summit. They noted that the proposed reforms are designed to protect clean athletes, to return the confidence in the world anti-doping work, which suffered major damage, and ensure that the “alarming events of recent years” will not happen again.