Opinion It”s crucial to strengthen the World AntiDoping Agency

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Earlier this month, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) convened a closed-door summit to debate the future of the global anti-doping regime. It was prompted by revelations, on the eve of the Rio Olympics, of state-sponsored doping in the Russian sport system.

Yet, the subtly scripted IOC declaration emerging from its four-hour conclave said nothing about halting those crimes or bringing their perpetrators to justice. Instead, the IOC demanded a fundamental restructuring of the Montreal-based World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the institution that had the audacity to investigate and expose the crimes.

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