Anti-Doping Leaders United with Athletes Calling for Reform of WADA
CCES – International Anti-Doping Leaders stand united with international athlete community in calling for meaningful Reform of WADA Governance
- International anti-doping leaders convene for emergency Paris Summit to discuss state of WADA-led anti-doping system and increasingly urgent need to restore faith in the global regulator;
- In a clear display of solidarity with athletes, leaders commit to continue to stand “shoulder to shoulder” with global athlete community, urging them not to lose faith in system; “Now is not the time to throw in the towel. At this moment of need, we stand with you and will strive to transform WADA for the better”, say leaders;
- Group reaffirms solid commitment to the Copenhagen Reform Proposals;
- Group calls for immediate, thorough, independent and transparent investigation commissioned by WADA into potential bullying.
(Paris, France – October 29, 2018) – Following the unprecedented outcry from the world’s athletes over the recent actions and decisions of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the leaders of 18 National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) came together for an emergency Summit, hosted by the French Anti-Doping Agency (AFLD) in Paris to discuss the concerning state of the global anti-doping system and the urgent need to restore public and athlete faith in the global regulator (WADA).