National Anti-Doping Organizations Make Recommendations to Strengthen WADA

World Anti-Doping Agency

Seventeen National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) met in Copenhagen at the end of August and issued a series of recommendations to hep ensure clean sport.

Among the recommendations are that whistleblowers be given greater protection. NADOs also objected to the conflicts of interest that are created when sports organizations control anti-doping agencies.

The other two recommendations were in relation to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). NADOs hope to make the Agency more independent and transparent which will give it more power. Additionally, WADA should have more authority to investigate and impose consequences.

The 17 nations in attendance were Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden, Singapore, Switzerland, United Kingdom and USA.

WADA acknowledged this list of recommendations. The organization said it was “encouraged by this support” as NADO recommended strengthening WADA. WADA will begin Think Tank meetings on September 20 to generate other proposals for improvement.

Beginning at the end of November, “a roadmap will be drawn up that will set the direction for the future of the anti-doping movement.”

Read the full NADO statement here.

Read the full WADA statement here.

1 comment

  1. avatar
    David Abineri

    Please add the recommendation that if any athlete applies for an exemption of any kind that such an exemption will be made public. Only full transparency will work in an organization like WADA.