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Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:31 PM

U.S. threat to pull WADA funding could leave Americans out of Olympics

Source: Reuters

SPORTS NEWS SEPTEMBER 3, 2020 / 5:45 PM / UPDATED 4 HOURS AGO

Exclusive: U.S. threat to pull WADA funding could leave Americans out of Olympics

Steve Keating
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TORONTO (Reuters) - America’s top athletes could be banned from the Olympics and other major international sporting events if the United States follows through on its threat to withdraw funding from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), anti-doping leaders told Reuters.

The U.S. threat has sent shockwaves through the anti-doping community and prompted several governments to urge WADA to introduce legislation that would find the U.S. non-compliant with the WADA Code, effectively barring American athletes from international competition.

“The consequences of a withdrawal of WADA funding by the U.S. could be more severe and far reaching for American athletes,” WADA president Witold Banka told Reuters.

“We have been approached by a number of governments of the world that were shocked by the threats from the U.S. government supported by USADA (United States Anti-Doping Agency).

“These governments want us to consider an amendment to the compliance standard meaning that non-payment by a government of its WADA contribution could lead directly to that country’s NADO (National Anti-Doping Organisation) being declared non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:34 PM

1. Are we sick of the winning yet?

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:43 PM

2. tRUMP at his worse

as usual.

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Response to Eugene (Original post)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 09:57 PM

3. Another Putin favor....?

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Response to Karadeniz (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 3, 2020, 10:46 PM

4. You mean this might have something to do with

Russia?

Shocked I am.

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