With the travel ban set to expire at the end of the month, the sport’s governing body is looking at a new policy.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is set to announce on Thursday the launch of a new campaign to educate fans about doping and other issues in sport, with a focus on athletes, coaches and other professional athletes.
“There is a very good chance of a ban being lifted in the next couple of months, so we’re looking at what to do next, and what to say to our athletes and to the public, if we do lift the ban,” WADA chief executive, Christiane Taubira, told Reuters in an interview.
“So if we’re able to achieve that, then we will be able to make sure that people know how to deal with doping.”WADA is also preparing a new set of measures for the future, including the establishment of a dedicated anti-doping unit and a new anti-tourism team.WADA said it will take the lead in promoting awareness and prevention in sport by holding an awareness campaign, launching a new website and developing a global anti-DOT campaign.WADA has been trying to improve public awareness about the risks of doping since the early 1990s and has been a key player in the fight against the doping crisis.
In October, the organisation issued a landmark report that revealed widespread use of performance-enhancing drugs, including EPO, and the use of “performance-enhancement” substances by athletes in the professional and amateur sports.
“The WADA report was not an exhaustive study of the issue, but rather a summary of the data we collected,” Taubua said.
“We are committed to taking on the task of educating our athletes about the effects of doping and to encouraging them to take care of themselves.”
In April, WADA agreed to provide the World Anti’s Code of Ethics, and to publish the rules for the conduct of all athletes under the Code of Conduct.
“If we’re going to take on this responsibility, we have to make it as transparent as possible, and we need to be able for our athletes to come forward and tell us about what’s going on,” Taobira said.
“That means they have to tell us the information about their own health, about their work, about what they’ve done in the past, so it’s easy for them to come and talk to us.”
WADA’s global anti -doping campaign, launched in 2018, has helped to reduce the number of doping cases worldwide from 1,700 in 2016 to 6,000 in 2021.
Wadah said the global anti doping campaign has been hugely successful and the WADA team is working hard to implement it globally.
“Our campaign is still evolving.
We have not been able to bring the number down in the same way as we would have hoped, but we’re very, very pleased with how it’s working,” he said.
“It’s a lot of work, but in the end it’s the most effective way of fighting doping.”
In the last few years, we’ve achieved tremendous gains and we’re working very hard to make even more of that progress.
“Wadahs World Anti -Doping Committee, which advises WADA on anti-abuse measures, said in a statement: “We have a very clear picture of the threats to sports and their fans and are committed, in partnership with our stakeholders, to take forward this work in an effective, timely and transparent way.”WADA has been working with our sporting partners to establish a dedicated international anti-advocacy group, and is currently working with the World Olympic Committee on the implementation of the WADA code of ethics.”
We are confident that we will take all necessary measures to ensure the protection of all our athletes, spectators and spectators.
“This campaign will ensure that we can continue to deliver on our promise to fight doping and will further support the work of WADA’s anti-fraud and anti-trafficking teams in combating this problem.”
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