NADO Leaders Propose Series of Reforms to Strengthen Global Anti-Doping Efforts

31 Aug 2016

NADO Leaders Propose Series of Reforms to Strengthen Global Anti-Doping Efforts

•         Extraordinary NADO Summit held in Copenhagen, Denmark
•         Leaders seek to remove fundamental conflict of interest that exists when anti-doping decisions are controlled by sport organisations
•         Proposal for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to be strengthened through improved independence, transparency and increased investment
•         WADA’s authority and capacity to investigate, and impose sanctions and consequences for Code non-compliance should be extended and separated from sport
•         Leaders call for increased protection and support for all whistleblowers, including Yuliya and Vitaly Stepanov, by all relevant organizations, including the IOC and Russia
 
COPENHAGEN, DENMARK (August 30, 2016)

The leaders of 17 National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) came together for a special summit in Copenhagen Denmark this week to discuss reforms that best serve the interests of clean athletes and restore confidence in the integrity of anti-doping decisions in international sport.