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The world Anti-Doping Agency still has massive deficits

The joke of the year on the subject of Doping comes from Dominic Thiem. He is the world number 5 in Tennis. "And even if someone would hit something, I don't think he would play better," said the Austrian, recently casually in an Interview with a publication called, of all things, "Socrates" – as the big thinker.

When Doping so there is nothing, it would have used the jubilarian never: the world Anti-Doping Agency Wada. She's celebrating these days, but your 20. Birthday. Since the Wada involved, which is how almost all of the Sport is based on the assumption that with Doping, the performance, and thus the game performance very well increase, is the Foundation of the world guardian for clean Sport, truly a huge achievement.

Only The jubilarian has been recognized fat, needed to remain in a figure of Speech, the urgent need for a six-pack to be fit for the future. In order to understand why the Wada clearly on the Form needs to to grow, it needs a review. He leads automatically in the future.

stress test Russia: The many omissions

to understand how well a System works, initiated to arrange a stress test. With the systematic Cheating of the Russians – documented at least for the years 2011 to 2015 – experienced the Wada such an eye-opening Test.

Therefore, it must be the Russians, it is an Anti-Doping friend, almost grateful to be. Via Russians are open to the major problems of the Wada were revealed. Probably the most basic: deceive Although Wada has been delivered since 2010, from Russian whistleblowers with information that their country in the Sport is wide, let you be the Research.

A sad climax, the handling of the hammer-thrower Daria Pischtschalnikowa, such as the "New York Times" researched was. In December 2012, you Wada wrote in an E-Mail. You asked for help, because in your country, of systematic doping. Months earlier, Pischtschalnikowa was to become in London the Olympic Second.

Whistleblower outed

Wada responded by betraying the Whistleblower. The overmatched Anti-Doping fighters launched the appeal to the International Association of athletics federations more – which is also Russian (track and field)were functionaries of the content. As if by magic, the Russians are locked shortly after the Athlete for ten years. Pischtschalnikowa stepped back and fell silent.

at The same time, Vitaly Stepanov dozens of E-Mails to Wada sent, because he had noticed in his function as an employee of the Russian Anti-Doping Agency, as his country was deceived in a systematic way. The Wada-top met on a number of occasions with him, but otherwise she kept to herself. Rationale 1: You wanted to protect Stepanov, as long as he was still in Russia, and therefore only once wait. Justification 2: you've got no legal, possible misconduct, to investigate.

The games of Sochi, and the interconnectedness

the Wada 2011 hired a special investigator, the controversial cases should be investigated. Because he's desperate but in the Wenigtun of his superiors, he put the sensitive information in 2014 to ask the leading Researcher in charge of Doping: the German Hajo Seppelt. By the end of 2014 whose documentation appeared to be Dope in the Russian sports. This led to the Wada started to frantically set up a special Commission to their former President Dick Pound – and, ultimately, that the Russian Anti-Doping Agency and was suspended until September 2018.

the credibility of The Wada has suffered due to their behaviour massively. Even for the competent Senate Committee asked her questions – because the United States contribute significantly to the Wada Budget.

Especially as, of all things, Wada President Craig Reedie noticed in this key-Causa a particularly negative impact. In an E-Mail, which should reach the then Russian Minister of sport, he wrote, Russia has nothing to fear to act because the Wada had no intentions. As the "Daily Mail" published the contents were even close associates of Reedie.

The officials wear too many hats

The Scots, for his services to Sport from the Queen to Sir knighted, therefore, another serious Problem of the Wada name: it is dominated by officials and politicians, the wear several hats. So Reedie leads not only to Wada but also a long-standing member of the International Olympic Committee IOC. From 2012 to 2016, he was Vice President. The IOC pays half of the annual Wada budget, the other will assume the States involved.

This lack of demarcation is also in the 20. Wada-Year. Although will lead starting in January with the Poland Witold Banka is not a functionary, but a politician Wada. But the money holds the Power transmitter.

Wada has become sluggish

How verbürokrati Wada magnetized as a result, an example may show: As a new group on corporate governance was formed, it had to conform to a precise key. 2 members from the athlete area 2 from the area of the national Anti-Doping organisations, 5 of the sports associations, 5 governments and 2 of the independent experts.

Wada's verpolitisiert in every facet, and lethargic – but amazingly generous with themselves. The 14 departmental head received a 2018 average of 263'857 dollars. The main office is in Montreal, 11 of these peak forces are foreigners, and after a Deal is tax exempt. For an organization that has a Budget of 36.6 million, and constantly complains to be massively under-funded, are the whopping income.

Switzerland is repeatedly executed

slows down your performance Would be terrific to think that no one with these facts. Not only is he, even in seemingly smaller areas. Also, Antidoping Switzerland, the local Anti-Doping Agency is affected for years. In 2010, they wanted to introduce paperless controls to reduce the administration effort considerably.

Wada was delighted, took the Lead and invested for a study by IBM, a low six-figure amount. Then nothing more happened. This is why the Swiss have joined the American colleagues initiated a similar project and had successfully completed. Other national agencies followed. You will be punished by Wada until today.

it requires that all of these paper will be to transfer lots of data by Hand in a Wada-database. There is no electronic access was opened. The Swiss had to leave a Person partially, for data transfer, so the money in a bureaucracy-act to invest, the lack in the fight against scammers.

First forbidden, then as an exciting new feature

case 2: Matthias Kamber sold by 2018, the chief of anti-doping Switzerland, gleiste with the Cologne Anti-Doping specialists a new method for Blood collection in controls. Instead of the blood to pull out a needle, so an invasive procedure to perform a Finger prick and drop of blood. He is given a kind of blotting paper and dried. That's why it is called dry blood analysis.

The method is just for use in places that are far away, which complicates the storage of the blood ampoules tremendously ideal. Wada warned but Kamber, ban him, which method to use. Justification: it was not sanctioned by her. Kamber ignored the command and let in 2017, the first checks is the only way to successfully perform.

What happened? This October, Wada sent a message, an exciting collaboration to lead. Content of the message: We will develop a process for dry blood analysis. For this, you've already invested 100'000 dollars. At the latest in 2022, the procedure should be routine ready for use.

the Same rules for all is more of a throw

Nevertheless, is undeniable: Were it not for the Wada, one would have to invent it. Finally prevailed grew prior to founding wild, because each sport were able to do the Association and of each country and how they wanted to. Thanks to the Wada and its rules this is removed the wild growth, the majority.

the so eminent important Whistleblower protects the Wada now very much better. Russia, thank. In addition, you now possess the sufficient skills to be able to suspect cases, detect.

There needs to be a second stress test

of all things, the interdependence in the decision-making body, however, there are still. Thus, a fundamental question remains open: What happens when a Nation, the (is involved in)directly on the Wada table, and starts to cheat?

to Play again clienteles, needs it again, whistleblowers and media, to keep the pressure on the Wada so high that you must act? A second big stress test will show how much the jubilarian has put on the Form – and how good it is.

Created: 16.11.2019, 08:59 PM

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