Cleaning Up Sport: Conflicts of Interest at the Top

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The tension between the International Olympic Committee(IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has never been greater than this year, when WADA recommended a ban on all Russian athletes from participating in the Rio Olympic Games, only to have the IOC reject that position. This points to a fundamental challenge for the relationship between the two organisations. As WADA is half run and funded by the IOC, its independence can be questioned. 

Period9 Dec 2016

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  • TitleCleaning Up Sport: Conflicts of Interest at the Top
    Degree of recognitionInternational
    Media name/outletThe Sports Integrity Initiative
    Media typePrint
    Duration/Length/Size4 Pages
    CountryAustralia
    Date9/12/16
    DescriptionThe tension between the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has never been greater than this year, when WADA recommended a ban on all Russian athletes from participating in the Rio Olympic Games, only to have the IOC reject that position. This points to a fundamental challenge for the relationship between the two organisations. As WADA is half run and funded by the IOC, its independence can be questioned.
    Producer/AuthorCatherine Ordway
    PersonsCatherine Ordway