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WADA calls for corrections in US report that demanded reforms in anti-doping agency
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WADA calls for corrections in US report that demanded reforms in anti-doping agency

WADA produced a 46-page rebuttal to the ONDCP’s 19-page report, Witold urging Carroll to make the necessary corrections and deliver the updated version to Congress and to let him know when done.

WADA begins investigation after McLaren Investigation Team discovers doping violations hidden in IWF records
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WADA begins investigation after McLaren Investigation Team discovers doping violations hidden in IWF records

In a scathing report released earlier this month, McLaren and his team found that the IWF had been plagued by decades of corruption and also discovered the doping infractions.

WADA seek more funding from governments, IOC to boost budget for fight against doping
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WADA seek more funding from governments, IOC to boost budget for fight against doping

Even with sports shut down and little testing going on, World Anti-Doping Agency President Witold Banka is trying to convince governments to stump up extra funding in the fight against drug cheats.

WADA hands over findings of doping probe on 298 Russian athletes to international federations
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WADA hands over findings of doping probe on 298 Russian athletes to international federations

WADA said on Thursday its investigation into 298 Russian athletes targeted in a doping probe has been completed and the findings passed onto international federations for further action.

Coronavirus Outbreak: Canada joins Russia in temporarily halting doping testing to minimise risk of COVID-19 spread
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Coronavirus Outbreak: Canada joins Russia in temporarily halting doping testing to minimise risk of COVID-19 spread

Canada has put its doping control testing program on hold until further notice in response to government directives intended to minimise the risk of exposure and spread of the coronavirus, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) said.

WADA warns athletes to not take advantage of drug-testing gap created due to coronavirus outbreak
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WADA warns athletes to not take advantage of drug-testing gap created due to coronavirus outbreak

WADA acknowledged last week that the coronavirus pandemic had created challenges for drug-testers with countries closing borders, cancelling flights, enforcing mandatory quarantines or isolations and the shutdown of the sporting calendar.

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

Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 crisis is restricting regulatory bodies' ability to fight doping, says WADA
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Coronavirus Outbreak: COVID-19 crisis is restricting regulatory bodies' ability to fight doping, says WADA

With most countries going into lockdown and closing borders to contain the spread of the virus, WADA said the anti-doping system was facing challenges

WADA shuts down Moscow's anti-doping laboratory again for 'serious violation of the code of ethics'
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WADA shuts down Moscow's anti-doping laboratory again for 'serious violation of the code of ethics'

WADA said the suspension was agreed by its new president Witold Banka on Tuesday. The lab can analyse any samples it received before then, but would have to send others to different labs.

Polish Sports minister Witold Banka to succeed Craig Reedie as next WADA President
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Polish Sports minister Witold Banka to succeed Craig Reedie as next WADA President

Witold Banka, a former track and field athlete, was the public authorities’ choice for WADA president, as the post rotates between a choice from sports bodies and one from public authorities.

International Olympic Committe announces pledge of $10 million to help WADA in fight against doping
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International Olympic Committe announces pledge of $10 million to help WADA in fight against doping

Half of WADA's budget comes from the Olympic movement, and the IOC's injection of another $10 million contribution is significant

Poland's sports minister Witold Banka proposed as WADA president Craig Reedie's successor
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Poland's sports minister Witold Banka proposed as WADA president Craig Reedie's successor

The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Tuesday that government representatives had proposed Poland's sports minister Witold Banka as its candidate to be the body's next president.

WADA president Craig Reedie's successor to be appointed amidst outrage over Russian doping scandal
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WADA president Craig Reedie's successor to be appointed amidst outrage over Russian doping scandal

Authorities meet on Tuesday to strike an agreement on who will take over from the current head of the World Anti-Doping Agency Craig Reedie as the body faces intense scrutiny over the Russian doping scandal.