IOC to approve re-election of Reedie to serve three more years as WADA President

November 13, 2016 0

From Inside the Games

Sir Craig Reedie has been proposed to stand for a new three-year term as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), insidethegames can reveal.

The Briton, who replaced John Fahey as President in 2013, is due to stand for re-election at WADA meetings in Glasgow taking place on November 19 and 20.

This was proposed after he presented at an IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (November 10).

IOC representatives on the WADA Foundation Board have been encouraged to approve his election.

They will also discuss a potential change to the system of electing the WADA President from 2019 onward.

“The IOC Executive Board heard Sir Craig Reedie on his plans and programme ahead of his candidature for a new term of three years as WADA President,” the letter sent to all IOC members and seen by insidethegames said.

“Sir Craig Reedie committed to respect the Olympic Charter and respect the rules and responsibilities of WADA and its stakeholders, including the catalogue of points put forward by the Olympic Movement three years ago.

“On this basis, the IOC will encourage the Olympic Movement representatives on the WADA Foundation Board to approve the re-election of Sir Craig Reedie as WADA President, as well as inviting them to speak to their Government counterparts concerning a reform of the system for electing the WADA President.”

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