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Wada presses ahead with rule changes over non-compliance

Wada presses ahead with rule changes over non-compliance

By: SportBusiness International team

19 May 2017
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The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (Wada) Foundation Board has moved forward with a proposal to accelerate rule changes that would give the body greater power to suspend national Olympic committees that are non-compliant.

A stakeholder consultation process will start in early June, with a view to the proposal being approved at the next board meeting in November and the changes coming into effect early next year.

“Wada is pleased that the board supports development of a graded sanctioning framework, which addresses the strong call by stakeholders, in particular athletes, for a clear and transparent procedure that addresses non-compliance by signatories,” Wada president Sir Craig Reedie said.

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