4 April 2016

WADA Statement on Sunday Times Reports

The doping allegations raised in the Sunday Times this past weekend are deeply unsettling to athletes and indeed sports fans worldwide who demand and expect clean sport. While in this case the private doctor in question was not governed by sport and therefore was outside the jurisdiction of the Code, WADA and the anti-doping community is only too aware of the negative influence entourage members can have in influencing their athletes to dope, and that is why we introduced strong rules within the World Anti-Doping Code at the start of 2015, which ensure unscrupulous support personnel that cheat the system are sanctioned fully.

WADA wholeheartedly supports an independent review of the Sunday Times allegations being undertaken in the United Kingdom. We await any conclusions from such inquiry with interest.