WADA to hold Foundation Board Meeting

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board meeting will be held on 15th November 2018 in Baku (AZE). 

The full-day event board meeting will be open to the media as per WADA’s statutes and will be chaired by WADA’s President, Sir Craig Reedie. It will open with WADA’s Director General, Olivier Niggli, delivering an update on a range of matters; including, outcomes from the Executive Committee meeting that will have been held the previous day.
 
The meeting will hear the final report and recommendations from the Chair of the Governance Working Group; and will discuss the procedural rules for the Chair and Vice-Chair elections to be held during the World Conference on Doping in Sport in November 2019 in Katowice, Poland.
 
Thereafter, board members will turn their attention to an update regarding the World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards Review; followed by an update from the Chair of WADA’s independent Compliance Review Committee – including any recommendations of non-compliance made by the Executive Committee the day prior. Members will also be updated on progress made vis-à-vis Russia following the 20thSeptember decision to reinstate the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) as compliant with the Code.
 
The meeting will include additional updates including from WADA’s Standing Committee Chairs; namely, Athlete; Finance; Compliance Review; Health, Medical and Research; and, Education; as well as, presentations on many of WADA’s ongoing activities. 

WADA’s 38-member Board is composed equally of representatives from the Olympic Movement and Governments. The Agency’s 12-member ExCo, which is composed similarly, will hold a meeting on 14th November.