Your Tuesday Daily News Digest

by Mark Zalewski

November 22, 2016

In today’s CyclingTips Daily News Digest: WADA Foundation Board approves recommendations, re-elects president; IOC proposes WADA code amendment banning serious offences; Wiggins talks future plans in odd interviews at Ghent Six Day; Grassroots racing on the UCI Continental Tours; Cancellara inducted into Laureus Academy; How Luke Rowe spends the off-season; Mathew Hayman given special edition bike for Roubaix win; Behind the scenes of NBC’s Tour de France coverage; Mathieu van der Poel rode home after cancelled Koksijde; Wout van Aert fits in a sand skills section; Amateur riding the Tour de France ahead of the pros; Michele Scarponi’s off-season training partner; Cavendish shows off his dance moves.

WADA Foundation Board approves recommendations, re-elects president

by CyclingTips

The World Anti-Doping Agency Foundation Board meeting was held at the Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre in Glasgow over the weekend, with discussions on a number of key topics facing doping in sport. From an update on the McLaren Report and its pending second part to the Therapeutic Use Exemption controversy to the International Olympic Committee’s handling of doping issues. As well current president Craig Reedie was re-elected to another three-year term.

The WADA Executive Committee meeting gets underway this morning in #Glasgow, #Scotland

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A graded sanctioning framework for non-compliance was put forward by the independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) with the goal of giving WADA a structure of meaningful and proportionate sanctions in cases of non-compliance by anti-doping organizations with the WADA code.

“The decision by the Board to grant WADA authority to develop a new, meaningful graded sanctioning system is welcomed by athletes; particularly, as it provides a direct answer to the call made by athletes earlier this year for a stronger, meaningful system of consequences for non-compliance,” said WADA Athlete Committee Chair, Beckie Scott. “If we all agree that WADA should be independent and empowered as the regulator of doping in sport, then how could we not agree to equip WADA with the tools it needs to do its job fully.”

WADA’s Whistleblower Program was approved by the board and is set to begin in early 2017. It will formalize the process for protecting and offering assurance of confidentiality to whistleblowers. The goal is to encourage athletes, administrators and others, from across all sports and all countries, to raise concerns in good faith and on reasonable grounds of suspected doping, through greater assurances and incentives to provide information.

WADA also confirmed improvement to security measures to protect athletes’ personal data and the broader Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) in light of the hack that breached the Rio Games.

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