World Anti-Doping Agency

World Anti-Doping Agency

World Anti-Doping Agency

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Stock Exchange Tower,Suite 1700),Montréal, QC H4Z 1B7

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The World Anti-Doping Agency is an independent foundation created through a collective initiative led by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was set up on November 10, 1999 in Lausanne, Switzerland, as a result of what was called the "Declaration of Lausanne", to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sport. WADA is responsible for the World Anti-Doping Code, adopted by more than 600 sports organizations, including international sports federations, national anti-doping organizations, the IOC, and the International Paralympic Committee. Its current President is former Australian finance minister John Fahey, who in 2008 succeeded to Dick Pound, a former IOC vice-president and outspoken opponent of drugs in sport. In 2001, WADA voted to move its headquarters to Montreal, Quebec, Canada, the following year. Initially funded by the International Olympic Committee, WADA now receives half of its budgetary requirements from them, with the other half coming from various governments throughout the world. Its governing bodies are also composed in equal parts by representatives from the sporting movement (including athletes) and governments of the world. The agency's key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code – the document harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and countries. It also produces an annual list of prohibited substances and methods that sportspersons are not allowed to take or use.

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Head, Sochi Investigation Team

Director, Intelligence & Investigations


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Adjunct Professor for Strategy & Entrepreneurship at The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill - Kenan-Flagler Business School

Counsel at Stikeman Elliott

Owner at Thompson Global LP

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