24 September 2015

WADA publishes Independent Observer Report for 2015 Pan American Games

WADA has completed and published its Independent Observer (IO) Report on the anti-doping program at the 2015 Pan American Games.WADA and the Pan American Sports Organization (PASO) signed an agreement in October 2014 for an Event Advisory style Independent Observer (IO) program to be in effect for the 2015 Pan American Games in Toronto, Canada. The intent of the program was for PASO, Toronto 2015 (the local organizing committee) and WADA to work collaboratively in delivering an effective anti-doping program for the Games and to take the opportunity to further develop anti-doping capacity in the region for future Games. The Event Advisory program provides a longer period of support from WADA as opposed to the traditional IO Games only audit style. Assistance for these Games started a year prior to the Games and continued until the week after the closing ceremony. 

“We consider our partnership efforts with the PASO and Toronto 2015 to have been a success and we thank them both for their cooperation and support,” said WADA Director General, David Howman.

A full copy of the Independent Observer Report for the 2015 Pan Am Games can be found on WADA's website.