Anders Solheim, daglig leder i Antidoping Norge. Foto: Stian S. Møller

Antidopingledere med krav til kandidatene i WADAs presidentvalg

Møttes i Lausanne i forkant av WADAs årlige symposium. 

18 antidopingledere møttes denne uka i Lausanne for å diskutere hvordan de ønsker å endre det internasjonale antidopingsystemet og hvilke krav de stiller til kandidatene i det kommende presidentvalget i WADA. 

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Møtet skjedde i forkant av WADAs årlige symposium. Kort oppsummert krever de at kandidatene

  • Støtter et mer uavhengig og åpent WADA, med et styresett basert på demokratiske prinsipper
  • Står side om side ved utøverne og lytter til deres meninger og innspill
  • Forplikter seg til å gjennomføre en åpen og grundig gjennomgang av informasjonen fra Moskva-laboratoriet
Her er uttalelsen antidopinglederne sendte ut mandag 11. mars: 
March 11, 2019
Lausanne, Switzerland
The leaders of 18 National Anti-Doping Organizations came together in Lausanne, Switzerland today at a crucial time to discuss the current state of clean sport. 
Meeting on the eve of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Annual Symposium, the message emanating from the meeting was clear: now is the time for WADA to grasp this unique opportunity to reform the anti-doping system as it prepares to appoint the fourth President in its history. How the anti-doping community chooses to react, leaders said, will determine the direction of the anti-doping system for years to come; and making the right decisions is essential if public and athlete faith in the global regulator is to be restored.
The NADO leaders call on WADA Presidential Candidates to expressly commit to three critical points. First, WADA governance revisions must go further to fully implement the reforms detailed in the Copenhagen Proposals. By removing potential conflicts of interest within WADA’s current governance structure, the organization will increase its credibility in the eyes of its most important stakeholders: clean athletes.
Second, WADA Presidential Candidates should demonstrate how they will be fully committed to meaningful engagement with the athletes of the world. For too long, there has been no effective mechanism to allow for the voice of clean athletes to be heard and this must change moving forward. 
Third, WADA Presidential Candidates must build on the organization’s success at retrieving the Moscow laboratory data by being committed to ensuring an exhaustive, transparent and thorough accounting of the data is achieved. Based on previous reports from WADA, there are thousands of presumptive positive samples in the Moscow laboratory data that must be investigated. Athletes are demanding that this review is completed in a transparent manner, which includes reporting the exact number of presumptive positive findings and how each finding has been managed. This process will take months, possibly years, and a future WADA President must not try to turn the page from this scandal, but be committed to a full investigation and pursuit of justice – no matter the cost or time. The NADO Leaders reiterate their offer to assist WADA in these matters.
This statement is supported by the National Anti-Doping Organization of:
1. Australia
2. Austria
3. Belgium (NADO Flanders)
4. Canada
5. Denmark
6. Estonia
7. Finland
8. France
9. Germany
10. Ireland
11. Japan
12. Netherlands
13. New Zealand
14. Norway
15. Singapore
16. South Africa
17. Sweden
18. Switzerland
19. United Kingdom
20. USA

Publisert: 12.03.19

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