Bach: IOC to cooperate closely with WADA

Incoming WADA President President Witold Bańka has warned more money needs to be raised if the fight against anti-doping is to be effective

These words which I used at the 4th World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg 2013, are still true today.

WADA has a budget of about $35 million annually while the overall spending on anti-doping around the world, including by national anti-doping agencies, does not exceed $260 million. "It is not a new idea to engage big sponsors as part of their corporate social responsibility", Banka told an global anti-doping conference.

Yuri Ganus worked the halls of an worldwide anti-doping conference that was headlined Tuesday by a speech from Polish President Andrzej Duda, who spoke out strongly about the need for clean sports.

Half of WADA's budget of about $40 million a year comes from the Olympic movement, and the IOC's injection of another $10 million contribution is significant.

Hundreds of doping samples from the Beijing 2008 and London 2012 Games have been reanalyzed with improved methods, resulting in more than 120 positive tests.

Olympic chief Thomas Bach on Tuesday urged governments to do more to help "drain the doping swamp" by going after the entourage of a cheating athlete.

"The athlete is not the only culprit", he said.

He'll be under the microscope, as WADA deals with a continuing case involving Russian cheating.

In a panel discussion at the Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport in Poland, Ms Mohamed stated that there was need to create confidential avenues that will encourage reporting of doping cases in a bid to promote the sanctity and integrity of sports.

The head of Russia's rebuilt anti-doping agency pleaded with President Vladimir Putin for support as the country moves closer to a possible ban from next year's Olympics.

New revelations appeared in September when electronic data from the former Moscow laboratory was suspected of having been manipulated when it was handed to WADA investigators earlier in the year.

Chair of the WADA Compliance Review Committee Jonathan Taylor told TASS a few weeks ago that a decision on the expediency of imposing sanctions on RUSADA may be made at an extraordinary session of the WADA Executive Committee, which will take place after November 7 already under the organization's new president.

"We can not keep raising contributions". "We've been in this crisis for five years now, and that crisis is unfortunately becoming even worse and deeper now".



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