In force Publication date 14 Jan 16

Independent Commission Report #2

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Please note that this report has been amended, and the revised version uploaded on 27 January 2016.

On 14 January 2016, the Independent Commission's (IC) Report Part Two was released summarizing the IC’s findings and recommendations.

In December 2014, WADA launched an Independent Commission (IC) to investigate the validity of allegations made by ARD’s documentary titled ‘Top secret doping – how Russia makes its winners?’.  On 9 November 2015, the IC Report Part One was released summarizing the IC’s findings and recommendations.

The IC’s mandate was extended by WADA in August 2015 following the release of the documentary titled ‘Doping – Top Secret: The Shadowy World of Athletics’, which contained new allegations regarding widespread doping in international athletics. The documentary alleged that ARD and The Sunday Times had obtained a leaked database, belonging to the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), which contained more than 12,000 blood tests from around 5,000 athletes in the years 2001 to 2012. 

The IC’s Terms of reference and the Addendum to the original Terms of Reference can be found on our website.


14 January 2016: WADA welcomes conclusion of Independent Commission into Doping in International Athletics

9 November 2015: Independent Commission Report 1 (9 November 2015)

WADA publishes Terms of Reference for Independent Commission

Statement regarding Extended Mandate of Independent Commission

WADA announces details of Independent Commission

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