Craig Reedy


MONTREAL /Canada/, may 19. /Spec. Q. TASS Oleg Koshelev, Daniel Studnev/. The world anti-doping Agency (WADA) will not have time to obtain the right to apply sanctions to the National Olympic committees (NOC) and international federations for violations of anti-doping rules before the Olympic winter games 2018 in Pyeongchang. This opinion TASS expressed by the President of WADA Craig reedy.

On Thursday, the Council of founders WADA voted to approve the plan, which could allow organizations to apply sanctions not only to athletes but also to the NOC and international federations.

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“I don’t think we will be able to get it right before the Olympics in Pyeongchang . It is not the most urgent issue, because for us it is important to create a unified international anti-doping standard that included requirements for laboratories and the procedure of testing,” said reedy.

According to him, the initiative of WADA should not be considered from the point of view of sanctions. “We want to see in the future all members of the sports movement obey the same rules of conformity. This is done in order to improve anti-doping compliance worldwide,” said reedy.

“Ultimately, this decision will be made by the Council of founders WADA. With regard to the consent of the countries, federations and national Olympic committees, all the structures represented on the Council,” added reedy.