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WADA to consider independent testing proposal next month

Reedie: WADA executive committee will consider IOC proposal for independent drug-testing

WADA to consider independent testing proposal next month

LONDON (AP) -- World Anti-Doping Agency leaders will consider the IOC's proposal to take drug-testing out of the hands of sports bodies and put it under the control of WADA.

WADA President Craig Reedie tells The Associated Press the issue will be discussed at the agency's executive committee and foundation board meeting from Nov. 17-18 in Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Reedie said he wouldn't discuss the pros or cons of the proposal ahead of the meeting.

In a potential major shake-up, Olympic leaders agreed Saturday that drug-testing should be "independent from sports organizations" and asked WADA to study taking over responsibility on a global level.

The move is aimed at giving more credibility to drug-testing by removing it from sports bodies and event organizers and turning it over to an independent body.

Updated : 2021-09-22 22:40 GMT+08:00