The CEO of iNADO, Graeme Steel, says that a new study on scientific integrity in anti-doping by Roger Pielke Jr. and Erik Boye raises many valid questions with respect to the current anti-doping regime, but he also has some critical viewpoints.
A new research paper launches critique of the current anti-doping system and calls the regulation under WADA ‘arbitrary and too often not grounded in a solid foundation of evidence’. But while scientific rigor and robustness are of primary importance to WADA, there is more to managing an anti-doping case than science, says WADA, commenting on the critique.
The world of sport is better off with WADA in it than without it, says former WADA president Dick Pound in an interview with Danish newspaper, looking back at achievements and disappointments from the first 20 years of the World Anti-Doping Agency.
WADA has decided to maintain RUSADA compliance in spite of the Russian anti-doping agency failing to meet the deadline for providing access to the Moscow lab data. Observers urge that focus be kept on Russian compliance.
WADA has announced that the data, that its expert group went to Russia to obtain, has been retrieved. The data from the Moscow lab will now be brought to WADA’s HQ in Montreal, Canada, for authentication.
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.