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Independent Prosecutor Rules WADA Showed No Bias In Handling of Chinese Doping Case

Eric Cottier, who was tabbed by WADA to review the case in April, ruled that WADA showed no bias toward China in its handling of the case.


At Least Some Chinese Swimmers Reportedly Weren’t Notified of Positive Tests In 2021

At least three of the 23 Chinese swimmers were not made aware they tested positive in early 2021, sources indicate.


WADA President Calls Out USADA For Hypocrisy, “Playing Politics” After Congressional Hearing

WADA President Witold Banka declined to attend the Congressional hearing in Washington on Tuesday, but didn’t hold back in responding one day later.


WADA President Declines Invitation to Testify at Congressional Hearing on Anti-Doping

WADA president Witold Banka (pictured left) has declined an invitation to testify at Tuesday’s Congressional subcommittee hearing on the anti-doping system.


Michael Phelps Testifying at Congressional Hearing on Anti-Doping Ahead of Paris Olympics

The most decorated Olympian ever, 28-time medalist Michael Phelps will testify Tuesday at a House of Representatives Subcommittee hearing on anti-doping.


WADA Founder Dick Pound Supports Org’s Handling of Chinese Doping; Athletes Council Reacts

The WADA Foundation Board is among those that supported WADA’s handling of 23 positive tests from Chinese swimmers prior to the Olympics. Above: board President Witold Banka (left) and Vice-President Yang Yang (right).


Who Is Eric Cottier, Independent Prosecutor Picked by WADA to Review Chinese Doping Scandal?

Eric Cottier’s 17-year career as attorney general for the Swiss canton of Vaud was not without controversy, especially during his final four years in office.


WADA Points to Contamination Case in U.S. as Precedent for Clearing Chinese Swimmers in 2021

“If we had to do it over again now, we would do exactly the same thing,” WADA president Witold Banka said at a press conference on Monday.


L’Agenzia Mondiale Antidoping Indaga Sull’Agenzia Nazionale antidoping Spagnola

l’Agenzia Mondiale Antidoping (WADA) ha annunciato ulteriori indagini sulle accuse mosse all’Organizzazione Nazionale Antidoping della Spagna

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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.