president chiulli representing international federations at wada conference
GAISF President Raffaele Chiulli was in attendance at the WADA Conference on Doping in Sport, which took place in Katowice, Poland.
President Chiulli met with a number of representatives and experts from the global anti-doping community to discuss the evolution of clean sport and engage in high-level discussions about the global anti-doping programme.
The Conference focused on the conclusions of the World Anti-Doping Code review process, which started late in 2017, and also included a review of the international standards of a number of key areas, including education, laboratories and results management.
Outgoing WADA President Sir Craig Reedie said: “In conjunction with the Code, the International Standards underpin the entire global anti-doping programme and have proven over time to be highly effective. In order for them to remain robust, they need to evolve and adapt to the changing landscape. Through the comprehensive consultation process that has led up to this point, we received a huge number of comments and contributions from stakeholders, the result of which is stronger regulations that will protect athletes and clean sport further.”
Other speakers at the Conference included the President of Poland, Andrzej Duda, IOC President Thomas Bach, Chair of the WADA Athletes’ Committee Beckie Scott, and WADA President-elect Witold Bańka.
GAISF is working closely with WADA to ensure the protection of clean sport and clean athletes for all its Members and the development of sport around the world.
“The fight for clean sport is more important than ever,” President Chiulli said following the conclusion of the Conference. “We are working hard with our Members to ensure that everything that can be done is put in place.
“Earlier this month, the IF Forum was focused on athlete-centred sport, with a specific session dedication to how we protect and educate our athletes, and GAISF will continue to work alongside WADA and other stakeholders in upholding the values of clean sport.”