Monday, November 9, 2015

WADA's Governance Challenge in One Graph

The WADA Code (here in PDF) overwhelming looks at the issue of doping in sport as a matter of individual athletes who violate the rules of competition. Hence, the WADA Code includes 5,329 words on sanctions by individuals.

The WADA IC report released today indicates that the IAAF and Russian doping violations were much more a matter of corruption by teams, sports bodies and nations. The WADA Code has very little to say on those issues.

The UNESCO treaty that legitimizes WADA and the NADOs offers little assistance. The excerpt below comes from this recent report from the October 2015 conference of parties to the International Convention Against Doping in Sport (here in PDF).
Sports governance is really into uncharted territory.


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