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World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) President Witold Bańka published the WADA five-year strategic plan, which is named: Leading Anti-Doping Into A New Era.

Creating the strategic plan started in earnest during May of 2019.

The structure was built with input from athletes, government, industry, National Anti-Doping Organisations as well as WADA laboratories.

The framework was built on six priorities:

  1. Leading by example by taking bold steps to proactively tackle emerging issues with agility and innovative solutions across all facets of anti-doping.

2. Increasing the impact of WADA, by expanding the reach and effectiveness of anti-doping programs by enhancing capacity building and knowledge sharing between Anti-Doping Organisations and empowering local program delivery.

3. Engage and empower athletes to contribute in the development of anti-doping policies.

4. Building an easier anti-doping journey for athletes by ncreasing the contribution that programs deliver for athletes so that they can build healthy and sustainable careers in sport.

5. WADA targeted engaging and collaborating with everyone involved in anti-doping, in particular with the sports movement and public authorities, to increase support, unity and coherence in everyone’s efforts.

6. Raising awareness and shaping a proactive narrative around the organisation’s role and the positive impacts of a doping-free sport, as well as providing greater value for stakeholders by reducing operational complexities and maximizing impact and cost-effectiveness.

“I am very committed to this plan, most notably, by engaging and empowering athletes in developing clean sport. To building anti-doping capacity and community worldwide, and, to secure the additional funding that is required to deliver on leading anti-doping in a new era,” said Bańka.