January 22, 2014
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WADA President commits ongoing support to RADO Program

WADA President Sir Craig Reedie committed WADA’s ongoing support to the Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) Program at the 3rd RADO Conference which opened at the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) headquarters in Kuwait City today.

At the Conference, which is being hosted by WADA with the support of the OCA, Reedie said: “As WADA President, you have my commitment to continue to support the RADOs side by side with Governments and National Olympic Committees.

“I hope that all Continental National Olympic Committee associations will follow the lead of the Olympic Council of Asia and Oceania National Olympic Committees to engage in the work of the RADOs”.

The Conference aims to discuss and evaluate issues and ideas relating to the RADO program, as well as establish plans for the further development and enhancement of RADOs and anti-doping programs worldwide. It is being attended by over 50 participants, including representatives from all 15 RADOs, the OCA, European Olympic Committees (EOC) and the Association of National Olympic Committes of Africa (ANOCA).

Director General of the OCA, Captain Husain Al Musallam opened the Conference by welcoming participants on behalf of the OCA and its President, His Excellency Sheik Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah. In his speech, he emphasized the importance of RADOs in developing anti-doping programs throughout the Asian region.

The 3rd Regional Anti-Doping Organization Conference runs from January 21-24.

Read further information on WADA’s RADO Program.