A grant from Erasmus+ allows Play the Game to partner up with athletes, anti-doping bodies, and academic institutions, analysing together how to benchmark good governance in anti-doping. The two-year project starts in early 2019.
Analysis: The race for the seat as WADA president has begun. At a conference in Oslo this week, Norwegian Linda Hofstad Helleland kicked off her campaign. Some of the loudest critics of the current anti-doping system seem to support her.
US lawmakers have proposed a bill to criminalise doping in global competitions. The bill is called the ‘Rodchenko Act’, named after the Russian whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, the former head of the Moscow anti-doping laboratory.
Independent Testing Authority’s independence is questioned by swimming coaches who call on aquatic sports to “not succumb to the massive pressure from the IOC” to join the ITA, calling it a ‘broken system’.