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He intended to make in the fight against Doping seriously

As an Active Witold Bankas appearance took on the big international stage of the sport only briefly. At the world Championships in athletics 2007 in Osaka was, as the Pole on the lead up to the 4-by-400-Meter relay took part. As the Polish Quartet won in the final, surprisingly, Bronze, no longer he was allowed to join already. But now Banka enters the big stage of the scandal-dominated world of sports from the other side. The 35-Year-old is just been elected the new President of the world Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).

The Wada is formally considered to be the Supreme controlling authority in the fight against Doping , this faithful companion of professional sports. But they emerged in the past few years, not really as a strong Institution. Instead, it is how the entire world of sports, in a deep crisis of credibility. This has mainly to do with your behavior in the Russian state doping scandal. The Wada has ignored years of warnings on the scams. As the System thanks to the media revelations in the years 2015 and 2016, defoliated, it gave only short-sharp – and turned on the milder line of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

due to the bad reputation of the Wada is not only on the Russia-Causa. Since then, the Agency was founded in 1999 in response to various doping scandals, it served the organized sports as a Fig leaf. But in fact, has often no interest in anything to disturb the beautiful appearance, he captivates the audience and his billions wants to earn. Wada is not an independent Institution. Until today, the influence of the associations is immense and the available resources are low.

When it came to positioning themselves for the Wada presidency, was he not just as a speaker in doping issues.

And the actual Doping fighter make a shattering difference: the many controls of the sport, only about 1.5 percent are positive, and these cases are often unknown to the athlete. But anonymous surveys among athletes Doperquoten of up to 40 percent.

Now, the question of how the designated front man, Banka in this situation there is. In the last four years, he was Minister of sport in Poland. He belongs to the national populist PiS party; on the whole, he was rather unremarkable in the of Affairs to go through to the government.

When it came to positioning themselves for the Wada presidency, was he not just as a speaker in doping issues. But about his choice of Banka had to sit up perfectly: with the announcement of severe sanctions, demands for an increase in the 40-million-Dollar budget or the Plan, with secret services to cooperate.

The first important decision is about to occur: As recently showed, that in Russia is not only used to be a state-orchestrated doping system delivery. But also that it came in this context and, finally, to illusions. At the beginning of the year, Russia, the Wada data of the Moscow control laboratories, which once belonged to the fraud system is handed over. But these were manipulated, as even Russian officials acknowledged. Now critics are calling for a harsh punishment.

Created: 08.11.2019, 22:48 PM

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