WADA Governance Reform Will Cost the Organization $1.2M a Year
MOSCOW, May 19 – RIA Novosti. According to the report of the working group on the implementation of this reform, the reform of the governing bodies will cost the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) $1.2 million per year.
The founding board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) endorsed progress in reforming the organization’s governing bodies at a meeting in Cairo on Thursday, a report on it presented by working group chairman Ulrich Haas. The report highlights that $1.2 million per year is “a significant cost in light of WADA’s overall budget.”
The first draft of the reforms was adopted by the WADA Board of Founders in November 2021. It was mainly aimed at expanding the representation of athletes at WADA. Part of this process is the creation of the WADA Athletes Council. It will consist of 20 members: five by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Athlete Commissions, eight by the Athlete Commissions of the International Federations, and seven by an expert. custom athlete panel. This council will appoint athlete representatives from other structures of WADA.
In the current version of the reforms, a number of changes were made in the composition of the WADA Board of founders and the executive committee of the organization.
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