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General – desire for reform: US cuts payments to global anti-doping agency

Washington (SIT) – The United States currently wants to pay only half of its contribution to the World Anti-Doping Agency, and continues to insist on changes within WADA. This was announced by the National Anti-Doping Agency (ONDCP) Anti-Doping Coordinator Richard Palm in the Senate Committee. “We need a change in Wada’s board of directors,” Pam said.

“This is the most important decision-making body of the organization, a kind of steering committee that needs to transform itself into a completely independent expert body,” Pam told the so-called “Helsinki Commission”. US Security and Cooperation in Europe: “His mission is very important to provide even the appearance of a conflict of interest.”

Pam added that there were already “good discussions” within WADA on reform, but that the United States wanted to “see further progress” before shifting the other half of its contribution. Of the total $ 2.9 million (approximately மில்லியன் 2.5 million), he said Washington would immediately provide only $ 1.6 million (1. 1.4 million).

As a major contributor to WADA, the United States has already threatened to cut off its payments in July 2020 if the anti-doping agency does not implement reforms within its board.

The United States has been particularly critical of Wada’s handling of the Russian doping scandal exposed after the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Among other things, the independence of the anti-doping system is in doubt; Wada denies these allegations.