New testing framework within WADA proposed at Olympic Summit

Source:Xinhua Published: 2016/10/9 21:19:13

A new anti-doping testing authority to be set up within the framework of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was one of the key recommendations made at the Olympic Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland on Saturday.

The summit also backed plans for the world's top sports court to take the primary role in sanctioning athletes who violated anti-doping code.

The IOC statement called for "a new testing authority" to be set up "within the framework of WADA", but the IOC stressed there will be a "clear segregation of duties" between the testing authority and WADA as the regulator.

The IOC proposals must be approved at a WADA meeting next month and by the IOC's executive, which meets in December.

The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) already plays an important role in sanctioning doping offenders by hearing the appeals of athletes sanctioned by their sports federations.

IOC President Thomas Bach said that a system where the court made the first decision on punishments would increase transparency and consistency.

The IOC said it would continue to strive "for a more robust, more efficient, more transparent and more harmonised WADA anti-doping system".

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