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WADA Foundation Board Meeting

IWF President and WADA Foundation Board Member Dr. Tamás Aján participated in the WADA Foundation Board Meeting held in Montreal, Canada on 15 May 2011.

During the well organized meeting, WADA President John Fahey, General Director David Howman and the recently appointed Director, European Regional Office and International Federations Relations Frédéric Donzé acknowledged and emphasized on the enormous efforts the IWF put in the fight against doping for decades now.

The successful IWF World Anti-Doping Conference showed that even after 34 years of unrelenting fight against doping, the IWF shall keep up with its program and inform its NFs more frequently on the applicable rules.

According to WADA’s fundamental set of rules harmonizing the global fight against doping in sport, the IWF is fully compliant to the World Anti-Doping Code. The 4 years sanction for first violation of the IWF Anti-Doping Policy, under specific sanctions, is valid and binding for all athletes participating on weightlifting events around the world.