- Title: WADA president Reedie is re-elected
- Date: 20th November 2016
- Summary: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (NOVEMBER 20, 2016) (REUTERS) INTERIOR OF MEETING ROOM AT THE SCOTTISH EXHIBITION AND CONFERENCE CENTRE WHERE THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY IS HOLDING ITS FOUNDATION BOARD MEETING WADA DELEGATES IN MEETING ROOM WADA PRESIDENT, CRAIF REEDIE (LEFT) SPEAKING TO WADA DIRECTOR GENERAL, OLIVIER NIGGLI NIGGLI WALKING TO HIS CHAIR AND SITTING DOWN WADA DELEGATES AT MEETING REEDIE WALKING TO HIS CHAIR AND LOOKING AT DOCUMENTS REEDIE READING A DOCUMENT REEDIE SITTING DOWN VARIOUS OF FORMER WADA DIRECTOR GENERAL, DAVID HOWMAN TALKING TO UNIDENTIFIED FEMALE DELEGATE FORMER WADA PRESIDENT, DICK POUND MEETING AND TALKING TO DELEGATES POUND TALKING TO DELEGATES VARIOUS OF REEDIE TALKING TO A DELEGATE WADA DELEGATES IN MEETING ROOM WADA EDUCATION COMMITTEE CHAIRMAN, ED MOSES AT MEETING POUND SITTING DOWN NIGGLI TALKING TO REEDIE REEDIE LOOKING AT DOCUMENTS WHILE TALKING TO NIGGLI TRANSLATORS SITTING IN THEIR BOOTHS WADA DELEGATES SITTING IN ROOM REEDIE DRINKING SOME WATER SHORTLY BEFORE THE MEETING BEGINS
- Embargoed: 5th December 2016 10:20
- Keywords: WADA Craig Reedie Dick Pound
- Location: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UK
- City: GLASGOW, SCOTLAND, UK
- Country: United Kingdom
- Topics: Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA001598Z9S7
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- Story Text: The World Anti-Doping Agency held a Foundation Board meeting in Glasgow, Scotland, UK on Sunday (November 20).
The president, Craig Reedie was re-elected for another three-year term in the morning session before WADA discussed other topics including the McLaren report and whether WADA should have powers to ban national Olympic committees.
WADA confirmed the second part of the McLaren report into systematic state-sponsored doping in Russia would be published on December 9.
The investigation, triggered by media reports of state-backed doping in Russia, led to a partial ban on Russians at the Rio Games and the suspension of the country's doping laboratory, its anti-doping agency and athletics federation.
Earlier in the week, Reedie faced stinging criticism from national Olympic committees for WADA's handling of the Russian doping scandal.
Reedie said on Wednesday (November 16) at the general assembly of the Association of National Olympic committees (ANOC) that the Russian doping affair, which resulted in dozens of athletes being banned from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics, was a troubling affair.
While calling for more sanctioning powers for WADA and closer cooperation with governments, Reedie, had to defend his organisation's actions with half a dozen NOCs criticising him at the assembly.
He also had to defend the timing of the release of the first part of the McLaren report shortly before the Rio Games in August.
Sheikh Ahmad Al-Fahad Al-Sabah, who heads the ANOC and is an influential International Olympic Committee (IOC) member, called for a 'neutral' president to deal with the fallout of the doping crisis.
The IOC confirmed it had held talks with Reedie about appointing a neutral president in future and dropping the current system of rotating the choice of president between governments and sports bodies.
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