PARIS (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Company (WADA) on Thursday permitted reforms designed to provide athletes extra illustration within the organisation’s decision-making course of.
At its two-day board assembly, WADA determined to reform its athletes council whose 20 members will now be elected instantly by sports activities professionals.
The transfer got here after athletes from numerous sports activities around the globe mentioned they weren’t represented sufficiently on the company.
“It was nice that every one stakeholders assist this motion and governments of the world have been totally supportive of this governance reform,” WADA President Witold Banka instructed a information convention after the assembly in Paris.
A pilot ombudsman scheme may even be put in place to higher advise athletes on doping-related points, the company mentioned, including that it additionally plans to create an ethics board and to place more cash into scientific analysis.
(Reporting by Clotaire Achi, writing by Tassilo Hummel, modifying by Ed Osmond)