13 November 2015

WADA publishes Independent Observer Report for 2015 African Games

WADA has completed and published its Independent Observer (IO) Report on the anti-doping program at the 2015 African Games.

WADA and the African Union (AU) signed an agreement in October 2014 for an Event Advisory style Independent Observer (IO) program to be in effect for the 2015 African Games in Brazzaville, Republic of Congo.

The IO program in Brazzaville adopted a cooperative approach which saw WADA and its experts, partner with the African Union (AU) and the Local Organizing Committee of the African Games (COJA) to attempt to optimize anti-doping efforts at the African Games.

This collaborative approach included communication in advance of the Games between WADA, COJA and the South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS), who were asked by COJA to assist them with the implementation of the envisaged program. 

A full copy of the Independent Observer Report for the 2015 African Games can be found on WADA's website. A correspondence received from the AU regarding the report is also available.