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IWF ADC Meeting

The annual meeting of the IWF Anti-Doping Commission took place on the 9th December 2015 in Lausanne Switzerland.

The Chairman of the ADC, Dr. Patrick Schamasch and its Members, Dr. Zakia Bartagi and Dr. Michael Petrou assessed all the valuable experience gained this year and thus drew the lines of the IWF’s Anti-Doping Program for 2016 and decided on several anti-doping related issues. The IWF Anti-Doping Department, Dr. Trombitás, Dr. Nyirfa and Ms. Exhenry also participated at the meeting.

The IWF will continue its robust fight against doping using its intelligence network and the best analytical methods and will focus more on quality than quantity. In the upcoming Olympic year the IWF will put special attention on the Anti-Doping related Education and will try its utmost in order to protect the clean athletes.

2015 brought several changes into the IWF Anti-Doping Program due to the new WADA Code and the fully compliant IWF Anti-Doping Policy and thanks to the application of the entourage registration and the new public disclosure guidelines the Program become even more effective.

The IWF Anti-Doping Commission would like to specifically call everyone’s attention again to a new prohibited substance called MILDRONATE (Meldonium) which was in the WADA Monitoring Program in 2015 and will be prohibited from the 1st January 2016. You may find further information about the substance by clicking here.