Coronavirus Outbreak: WADA to continue testing 'where possible' to ensure clean sport amid COVID-19

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said that it would continue to test “where possible” while remaining in line with protocols set out by governmental and health organisations amid a coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the global sporting calendar.

Reuters March 24, 2020 11:46:45 IST
Coronavirus Outbreak: WADA to continue testing 'where possible' to ensure clean sport amid COVID-19

New York: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday that it would continue to test “where possible” while remaining in line with protocols set out by governmental and health organisations amid a coronavirus pandemic that has wreaked havoc on the global sporting calendar.

Coronavirus Outbreak WADA to continue testing where possible to ensure clean sport amid COVID19

File image of WADA president Witold Banka. Reuters

“We will get through this situation and everyone hopes that we can return the global anti-doping system to full power as soon as we emerge,” WADA president Witold Banka said in a written statement.

The coronavirus outbreak upended many upcoming international sporting events, most recently casting doubt on whether the Tokyo Summer Games could advance as scheduled.

Chair of the WADA Athlete Committee Ben Sandford said while the situation “goes well beyond anti-doping and sport,” the organisation would continue to pursue testing to ensure clean sport.

“It is important to ensure the integrity of the overall system is maintained as much as possible,” said Sandford. “WADA will continue to identify any gaps in the program.”

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