Katowice (RWH) The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) welcomed the clean sport community to Katowice, Poland, for its fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport from November 5-7. Among the more than 1,600 representatives were also IBSF Secretary General Heike Größwang with Anti-Doping representative Raik Bauerfeind.
One of the main topics of the 2019 WADA World Conference were the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards. Both were subject of a two-year review process.
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach announced a commitment of USD 10 million by the IOC to support a four-point action plan aimed at strengthening the fight against doping. The plan includes the storage of pre-Games testing samples for 10 years, further scientific research, strengthening the investigative powers of WADA and new genetic sequencing anti-doping tests. ©RWH2019