Moses joins list of candidates for WADA presidency
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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Moses joins list of candidates for WADA presidency

by Shane Stokes at 9:26 AM EST   comments
Categories: Pro Cycling, Doping
Double Olympic champion in the running for top anti-doping slot

WADATwo time Olympic gold medallist Edwin Moses has become the third candidate to enter the contest to become the next president of the World Anti Doping Agency, submitting his candidacy last week.

He joins up with the IOC vice president Craig Reedie of Britain and the former IOC medical director Patrick Schamasch of France.

John Fahey is currently head of the agency, but his six year term is due to conclude in November.

WADA receives half its budget from the IOC, with the other half coming from various governments around the globe. Presidential terms are also split the same way, with the IOC now due to take over once again.

Moses won Olympic medals in 1976 and again in 1984. He has been vocal about anti-doping for many years.

The IOC will make a final decision on who it feels will best fit the job requirements when it meets on August 9th.

The UCI has had an at-times tense interaction with WADA since the agency was founded in 1999. Its first president, Dick Pound, was vocal about Lance Armstrong, and was proven correct in his suspicions about the Texan when he admitted to doping earlier this year.

While WADA deals with every Olympic sport, it has many significant interactions with cycling each year. The agency, and its president, is therefore influential in overseeing the sport and its anti-doping policies.


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