Demonising Justin Gatlin
13th September 2015
Organizations from across the anti-doping community convened in Tokyo today for the first major event for anti-doping organizations (ADOs) since the revised World Anti-Doping Code (Code) came into effect at the start of the year. The International Anti-Doping Seminar in Asia 2015, organized by the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the support of the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology-Japan (MEXT), explored the benefits of anti-doping partnerships and effective practicing of the improved anti-doping rules the revised Code offers.
The event involved a couple hundred of participants from the world of anti-doping in sport, who congregated to discuss topics such as practice of the revised Code; organization partnerships and collaborations; the roles and responsibilities of athletes and their entourage; and integrity in sport issues.
WADA Director General, David Howman: “Today’s Seminar was the first real meeting for anti-doping organizations under the enhanced set of rules within which sport now works. The revised Code promises much, but it will only fully protect the rights of clean athletes if practiced effectively by organizations. That was the purpose of today: to see how we can all work together better in the future, and give athletes and the public full confidence in the anti-doping system. With the Second International Pharmaceutical Conference in Tokyo yesterday, and the International Anti-Doping Organization Seminar held today, the 2020 Olympic hosts have set the marker for the year ahead with their clear commitment to the future of clean sport.”
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