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WADA PUBLISHES THREE NEW TECHNICAL LETTERS

Montreal, 8 October 2019

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces the publication of the following new Technical Letters (TL) which were approved by WADA's Executive Committee (ExCo) at its meeting on 23 September 2019 in Tokyo, Japan:
 
TL-18: in-situ formation of testolactone
 
This new TL includes guidance regarding the interpretation and reporting of possible detection of testolactone in urine samples, which may result from the in-situ transformation of DHEA.
 
TL-19: in-situ formation of prednisone and prednisolone
 
This new TL includes clarification regarding the possible detection of prednisone and/or prednisolone in urine samples, which may result from the in-situ transformation of cortisone and cortisol, respectively.
 
TL-20: in-situ formation of specific substances with a steroid structure
 
This new TL includes clarification regarding the possible detection of Prohibited Substances with a steroid structure in urine samples, which may result from the in-situ transformation of endogenous steroids.
 
All WADA-accredited Laboratories are kindly requested to implement these three new Technical Letters with immediate effect.
 
About Technical Letters
 
WADA publishes Technical Letters on an ad-hoc basis in order to provide instruction and guidance to the WADA-accredited Laboratories, WADA-approved Laboratories for the Athlete Biological Passport and other stakeholders on particular issues related to the analysis, interpretation and reporting of results for specific Prohibited Substance(s) and/or Prohibited Method(s) or on the application of specific Laboratory procedures. Technical Letters are modified and/or withdrawn by WADA as deemed appropriate.
 
The Technical Letters constitute a WADA Laboratory standard document which supersedes any previous publication on a similar topic and becomes an integral part of the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL), and therefore the described technical recommendations are mandatory and shall be implemented as soon as possible after approval by WADA's ExCo and publishing on WADA's website.
 
A Technical Letter shall be applied to samples which are received by the Laboratory on and after the Technical Letter's effective date.
 
Previously issued Technical Letters are available and indexed on WADA's website.
 
Should you have any questions regarding the above Technical Letters, we kindly invite you to contact WADA's Science Department at .
 
Best regards,

World Anti-Doping Agency

WAKO Europe Board meeting

During the WAKO European Championships in Gyor it was organized WAKO  Europe Board of directors meeting chaired by Mr. Istvan Kiraly, WAKO Europe Acting President. The WAKO Europe Board of directors has made many for the future important decisions. Moving on more energized for the events in 2020 which will be qualifying for The World Games  Birmingham and Combat Games. The WAKO IF President Roy Baker who was present at the meeting as the Chairman of the Organizing Committee stressed the importance of WAKO participation at EUSA Combat Championships this year in Zagreb. For the  first time WAKO participated at the international multi sport event as IOC recognized sport.

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CELEBRATION OF YOUTH AND LIFE

European Championships for Children, Cadets and Juniors

Gyor, Hungary, 24.8.-1.9.2019

European Championships for children, cadets and juniors officially has started. This year event is taking place in fantastic Audi arena in Gyor, Hungary. For the first time it has been organized also for the children division from 8-10 years only in Point fighting.

Mayor of Gyor opening the championships
Mayor of Gyor opening the championships

opening ceremony  

Draw started at time with the introductory speech of WAKO Europe act. President Istvan Kiraly and WAKO IF President Roy Baker about the process, and lasted about three hours, due to the numerous starts at the Championships: 1991 entries from 39 European countries.

referee seminar  
Referee seminar                 

Referee seminars for tatami and ring has been held to be sure everything is clear about the rules, due to the ongoing process of changing the rules in WAKO which is not finished yet and until than, the actual rules and regulations are in use.

During the meetings, the new Medical Committee Chairman dr Massimiliano Bianco has been appointed. His speciality is sports cardiology and he already had researches in the field of combat sports so there are many plans in this area already announced.

the new medical committee chairman
The new medical committee chairman

The next day the early morning hours has been reserved for the Opening ceremony, with many VIP guests from the goverment establishment and the Mayor of Gyor himself. It was magnificant spectacle and beautiful parade of teams and judges and referees in the massive lining up at the stage.

WAKO Europe act President Istvan Kiraly at the opening ceremony   WAKO President payed tribute to the struggle with health problems of WAKO referee Marco Pakor

During the ceremony WAKO IF President Mr Roy Baker thanked to all participants, parents and coaches and reminded that kickboxing teaches children about reselience which became a indispensable feature in today's world. He also payed tribute for the life struggle of WAKO referee Marco Pakor, which was very touching.

The fights started 26.8. and in the next week the competition will be held on 8 tatami areas and three rings.

WAKO TD challenging the teams who can cheer better

 

 

WADA’s programs in action at Lima 2019 Games

WADA INDEPENDENT OBSERVER AND ATHLETE OUTREACH PROGRAMS IN ACTION AT LIMA 2019 GAMES

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  MONTREAL, 30 JULY 2019

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to outline its Independent Observer (IO) and Athlete Outreach (AO) programs at the Lima 2019 Pan American (Pan Am) Games, which run from 26 July to 11 August; and, the Parapan American (Parapan Am) Games, to be held from 23 August to 1 September 2019.

The IO and AO teams (listed below) will be active throughout the Pan Am Games and, respectively, are providing real-time expert advice to organizers on all matters relating to the doping control program in place, and giving athletes and their supporting teams the opportunity to learn  more about anti-doping and how the anti-doping community works to protect clean sport. The AO Team will also be staying on throughout the Parapan Am Games in order to conduct their activities with para-athletes and their support teams as well.

WADA Director General Olivier Niggli said: “The Pan American Games are an important event on the sporting calendar with almost 7,000 athletes from 41 American countries competing in 39 sports. In the lead-up to the Tokyo 2020 Summer Olympic Games, it is especially  important for our experienced team of observers to be present as many of the Pan Am events are qualifiers for the Olympic Games.

“In addition to our IO team, a dynamic WADA Athlete Outreach team is also on hand to provide an opportunity for all competitors to engage with anti-doping in an informal and fun environment. Raising anti-doping awareness with the world’s competing athletes and their support personnel, reminding them of clean sport values and asking them to reflect on all the reasons why they choose to play true is a critical task for the anti-doping community, and I wish to thank Pan Am Sports and the Games’ organizing committee for partnering with WADA on such
an important occasion.”

WADA’s IO team, which is composed of international experts in anti-doping, is intended to instill confidence in athletes and other stakeholders as to the quality, effectiveness and reliability of anti-doping programs being carried out at major events around the world.  The IO team is observing all aspects of the Pan Am Games’ anti-doping program, including:

        * Test distribution planning
        * Selection of competitors for testing
        * Notification of doping control
        * Sample collection procedures
        * Therapeutic Use Exemption procedures
        * Results management

The team is providing daily feedback to Pan Am Sports as well as the Lima 2019 Organizing Committee. The team will then issue a post-event report that will include a series of observations and recommendations designed to enhance anti-doping activities at future Pan Am Games.

WADA’s AO team, which is staffed by anti-doping experts from across the Americas, is active in the athletes’ village during the Pan Am Games and will be active during the Parapan Am Games as well. The aim of the team is to build awareness among athletes, support personnel and others as to the dangers and consequences of doping and as it relates to athletes’ rights and responsibilities under the World Anti-Doping Code

Visitors to the AO booth are encouraged to complete the Play True Quiz, which is now available in 43 languages, to sign a pledge explaining why they Play True, and to share their experience on social media using the hashtag #PlayTrue.  Beyond WADA’s IO and AO activities during the Lima 2019 Games, in connection with the mandate of WADA’s Prevalence Working Group, WADA and Pan Am Sports have an agreement to carry out a pilot study during the Games. Specifically, the study seeks to validate a survey method among athletes during the Games with the objective of developing a tool or set of tools to estimate the prevalence of doping in sports and countries; and, to enable measurement of the impact of anti-doping policies and actions on the prevalence of doping over time.

THE IO AND AO TEAM MEMBERS

THE IO TEAM – PAN AM GAMES

        * Ilaria Baudo (Chair), WADA
        * Juan Manuel Lauria (Team Manager), WADA
        * Saul Salcedo, National Anti-Doping Organization of Panama
        * Andrés Gonzalez, National Anti-Doping Organization of Chile

  THE AO TEAM – PAN AM GAMES

        * Stacy Spletzer-Jegen (Team Manager), WADA
        * Edna Serra, WADA

  _Phase 1:_

        * Patricia Esposito, National Anti-Doping Organization of Guatemala
        * Patrick Werleman, National Olympic Committee of Aruba
        * Carolina Joly, IOC Youth Change Maker, National Olympic Committee of Panama

  _Phase 2:_

        * Jorge Laurence, National Anti-Doping Organization of Argentina
        * Paulina de la Loza, National Anti-Doping Organization of Mexico
        * Christopher Thompson, Bahamas Anti-Doping Commission

  THE AO TEAM – PARAPAN AM GAMES

        * Edna Serra (Team Manager), WADA
        * Elizabeth Gimenez, National Anti-Doping Organization of Paraguay
        * Cathlyn Pistolas, United States Anti-Doping Agency
        * Adriana Taboza, National Anti-Doping Organization of Brazil

WADA Latest draft versions of the 2021 code

WADA PUBLISHES LATEST DRAFT VERSIONS OF THE 2021 CODE AND INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

THE AGENCY ALSO PUBLISHES LATEST DRAFT OF ANTI-DOPING CHARTER OF ATHLETE RIGHTS

MONTREAL, 15 JULY 2019

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Dear Colleagues,

On 12 December 2017 [2], 4 June 2018 [3] and 10 December 2018 [4] respectively, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched the three phases of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code Review Process [5] (2021 Code Review Process), which also involves review of the International Standards (Standards).

Today, the Agency is pleased to publish:

I. THE THIRD DRAFT OF THE 2021 WORLD ANTI-DOPING CODE (CODE)
II. THE SECOND DRAFTS OF THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS _(where applicable)_
III. THE REVISED ANTI-DOPING CHARTER OF ATHLETE RIGHTS (CHARTER)

These updated versions of the Code, Standards and Charter follow careful consideration of all recommendations and feedback received during the three phases of the 2021 Code Review Process, which came to an end on 4 March 2019. They were submitted to WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) and Foundation Board (Board) at their respective meetings on 15 and 16 May 2019.

The whole review process will culminate with approval of the final drafts at WADA’s next World Conference on Doping in Sport, which is to be held in Katowice, Poland in November 2019; after which, the revised 2021 Code and Standards will take effect on 1 January 2021.


I. CODE

Following the third phase of stakeholder consultation on the 2021 Code, the Agency is pleased to publish:

        * The third draft of the Code [6] following the third review phase
        * Two Redline versions of the Code (third draft v second draft [7] and third draft v current Code [8])
        * The Summary of major proposed changes [9] following the third consultation phase
        * The Comments received from stakeholders [10] during the third consultation phase
        * The Comments received on the Code, Standards and Charter from the Olympic Movement [11] during the third consultation phase

II. INTERNATIONAL STANDARDS

Following the second phase of stakeholder consultation on the Standards, the Agency is pleased to publish:

1.  THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTIONS (ISTUE)

        * Clean version of the second draft [12]
        * Redline versions (second draft v first draft [13] and second draft v current Standard [14])
        * Summary of major proposed changes [15]
        * Comments received from stakeholders [16] during the second consultation phase

2.  THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR CODE COMPLIANCE BY SIGNATORIES (ISCCS)

        * Clean version of the second draft [17]
        * Redline versions (second draft v first draft [18] and second draft v current Standard [19])
        * Summary of major proposed changes [20]
        * Comments received from stakeholders [21] during the second consultation phase

3.  THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR EDUCATION (ISE)

        * Clean version of the third draft [22]
        * Redline version (third draft v second draft) [23]
        * Summary of major proposed changes [24]
        * Comments received from stakeholders [25] during the second consultation phase

4.  THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR RESULTS MANAGEMENT (ISRM). This Standard is currently undergoing a second consultation phase following the presentation of the second draft at the May 2019 ExCo meeting. The most recent documents are listed below:

        * Clean version of the second draft [26]
        * Redline version (second draft v first draft [27])
        * Summary of major proposed changes [28]
        * Comments received from stakeholders [29] during the first consultation phase

5. THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR THE PROTECTION OF PRIVACY AND PERSONAL
INFORMATION (ISPPPI)

        * Clean version of the second draft [30]
        * Redline versions (second draft v first draft [31] and second draft v current Standard [32])
        * Summary of major proposed changes [33]
        * Comments received from stakeholders [34] during the second consultation phase

6.  THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR TESTING AND INVESTIGATIONS (ISTI)

        * Clean version of the second draft [35]
        * Redline versions (second draft v first draft [36] and second draft v current Standard [37])
        * Summary of major proposed changes [38]
        * Comments received from stakeholders [39] during the second consultation phase

7.  THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR LABORATORIES (ISL). This version (10.0) of the Standard was approved at WADA’s May 2019 Board meeting, following a third phase of consultation requested by the WADA ExCo in November 2018. The consultation phase ran from 10 December 2018 to 4 March 2019 along with the other Standards. Version 10.0 will come into force on 1 November 2019 but will undergo further revision in 2020 to bring it in line with the 2021 Code. As such, a consultation phase will take place from December 2019 to March 2020. The most recent documents are listed below:

        * Clean version (10.0) [40]
        * Redline version (current version 10.0 v November 2018 version 10.0) [41]
        * Summary of major changes [42]
        * Comments received from stakeholders [43] during the third consultation phase

8.  THE INTERNATIONAL STANDARD FOR THE PROHIBITED LIST is not part of the review process as it is reviewed annually via a separate stakeholder consultation.

[Note: At this point, the Code and Standard documents are available in English only.]

III.  ANTI-DOPING CHARTER OF ATHLETE RIGHTS

Following the first and only round of stakeholder consultation of the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights, which is being developed by WADA’s Athlete Committee, the Agency is pleased to publish:

        * Clean version of the second draft [44]
        * Redline version [45]
        * Summary of major proposed changes [46]
        * Comments received from stakeholders [47]

  [Note: The second draft of the Charter is also available in French [48] and Spanish [49].]

WADA would like to thank all stakeholders for their feedback during the 2021 Code Review Process. The high quality of stakeholder feedback that was collected during the Review was instrumental to ensuring that the Code and Standards be further strengthened in protection of clean sport.

The Agency also wishes to advise stakeholders that while the official consultation phases are now over – with the exception of the ISRM (which is currently undergoing a second consultation phase) and the ISL (which will undergo further revision and stakeholder consultation as explained above) – the drafting teams will continue to accept comments and/or feedback from stakeholders to ensure that the 2021 Code and Standards, which will be further discussed by WADA’s ExCo at its last meeting before the World Conference (on 23 September in Tokyo) are as robust and comprehensive as possible.

Best regards,

World Anti-Doping Agency

WAKO Europe HQ

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(Mr Srdjan Bugarcic),
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Mr. Istvan Kiraly
+ 36 309 400 935

Mr Istvan Kiraly WAKO Europe Acting President

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Srđan Bugarčić
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Istvan Kiraly (HUN)
Salim Kayici (TUR)
Francesca Falsoni (ITA)
Yury Filimonov (RUS)
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Katarszyna Kocisewska (POL)
Olga Pavlenko (UKR)
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Romeo Desa (HRV)
Tomaz Barada (SVN)
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