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The World Conference on Doping in Sport concluded with an outstanding success

The President of the International Weightlifting Federation, Dr. Tamás Aján was reelected as WADA Foundation Board Member. He fulfills his duties as the member of the Board since WADA was set up in 1999.

After a two years consultation process the WADA Foundation Board has unanimously accepted the revised Anti-Doping Code and the WADA Executive Committee also agreed to approve the revised International Standards coming into force on 1 January 2015.

After the receipt of the new rules it is all Signatories’ duty to incorporate the provisions of the Revised Code into their policies, legislation and rules.

The development of the modern sport requires a closer cooperation within the stakeholders of the Anti-Doping Community and the Revised Code assures and states their mutual recognition.

During the Conference the neutral IWF Anti-Doping Commission held its’ first informal meeting and identified the key areas of the future cooperation.

Dr. Patrick Schamasch the Chairman of the IWF Anti-Doping Commission emphasized the importance of a new relevant, efficient and transparent Test Distribution Plan.

The meeting was very fruitful and with the expertise of the members the IWF will fight even more effectively against doping.

The only candidate to replace the departing John Fahey was the former British Olympic Association chairman and current International Olympic Committee vice-president Sir Craig Reedie. He was confirmed to become the new president of WADA from 1 January 2014.