Witold Banka

WADA Re-Elects Banka as President; Readies for Expiration of Russian Sanctions

Poland’s Witold Banka and China’s Yang Yang have each been re-elected to their second, and final, three year terms leading the global anti-doping authority.


World Anti-Doping Agency Wants NCAA to Join the World Anti-Doping Code

The World Anti-Doping Association wants American collegiate and professional sports to sign up for the World Anti-Doping Code. It probably won’t work.


Court of Arbitration for Sport and WADA Engage in Public Spat Ahead of Beijing

The WADA report from after the Tokyo Olympics criticized “the lack of anti-doping knowledge” of some CAS Anti-Doping Division members.

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Let’s Talk About Testing (No, Not COVID Testing)

Even though less samples were taken in 2021 than pre-pandemic, more out-of-competition samples were taken this year than in 2019.


United States Fulfills $2.9 million WADA Contribution after Lengthy Conflict

The United States Government paid the final $1.3 million owed to WADA after a back-and-forth conflict dating back to June of 2020.

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WADA Announces Approval Of Dried Blood Spot Testing Method

The World Anti-Doping Agency has announced the approval of dried blood spot testing as a method of doping control, set to come into effect later this year.


El CAS sanciona a Rusia, pero reduce la pena a dos años

La sanción no mantiene a los atletas rusos completamente fuera de la competición internacional, pero impedirá que Rusia, como nación, compita en Tokio 2020.

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CAS Conferma La Sospensione Della Russia Ma Riduce La Pena A 2 Anni

Il CAS conferma la sanzione per la Russia a causa dello scandalo RUSADA ma riduce la sospensione a 2 anni e varrà fino al 2022.

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CAS Upholds Ban On Russia, But Shortens It To Two Years

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) partially upheld a ban on Russia’s participation in international sport, reducing the ban from four years to two.


WADA, US Government, Hold “Positive Meeting” about Future Cooperation

After the White House threatened to pull funding from WADA, and calls for a US Olympic ban, the two sides had a de-escelation last week.

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La AMA Podría Excluir A EE.UU. De Los JJOO Si EE.UU. Retira La Financiación

A principios de este verano, el gobierno de los EE.UU. amenazó con retirar los fondos de la AMA, quien ha respondido con la posibilidad de exclusión olímpica.

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WADA Risponde Alla Minaccia USA Di Ritirare I Fondi: Conseguenze Per Gli Atleti

WADA risponde alla minaccia degli Stati Uniti di ritirare i fondi nazionali dicendo che questa decisione potrebbe avere ricadute sugli atleti statunitensi.

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WADA Could Bar Team USA From Olympics If U.S. Withdraws Funding

Earlier this summer, the U.S. government threatened to withdraw funding from WADA. Now, WADA has fired back with the possibility of Olympic exclusion.


WADA Pubblica Il Piano Quinquennale Contro Il Doping: L’Atleta Al Centro

La WADA ha pubblicato il proprio piano quinquennale per la lotta al doping basato sulla centralità del ruolo dell’atleta.

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WADA President-Elect Witold Banka Pushes for Corporate Funding

To extend WADA’s reach and efficacy, Banka is seeking help from corporations. WADA is currently funded by public bodies, like the IOC.

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