WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board to meet in Cairo next week
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) Executive Committee (ExCo) and Foundation Board (Board) will meet in Cairo, Egypt, on Wednesday and Thursday (18 and 19 May 2022), respectively, for their first meetings of 2022.
During these meetings, members of WADA’s principal governing bodies, some of whom will attend in person and others virtually, will discuss, take decisions and be updated on a number of matters that include, in particular:
- A final report from the Working Group on the Review of WADA Governance Reforms and implementation update on reforms agreed to date;
- Update on the appointment of the Athlete Ombuds;
- The selection of a host city for the World Conference on Doping in Sport 2025;
- WADA’s 2023-2025 budget forecast;
- COVID-19 and its impact on global anti-doping activities; and
- Updates on all WADA main areas of activities.
WADA is composed of a 38-member Board, which is the Agency’s highest policy-making body, and a 14-member ExCo, to which the Board delegates the management and running of the Agency, including the performance of certain activities and the administration of assets.
The Board and ExCo are composed equally of representatives from the Sports Movement and Governments. In addition, the ExCo has four independent members, including the President and the Vice-President. Currently, approximately one third of the Board and ExCo members are former international-level athletes. All Board meetings are open to members of the media.
The outcomes of next week’s meetings will be announced in a release to be published once the Board meeting has concluded on Thursday, 19 May.