Montreal - The World Anti-Doping Agency's top officials spent the weekend honing
a new global code which includes doubling suspensions for some drug
WADA's executive committee and foundation board met in
Montreal to review the third draft of the proposed 2015 World
Anti-Doping code, which will come up for approval at the November 12-15
World Conference on Doping in Sport at Johannesburg.
last November it planned to increase bans for serious violations from
two years to four years and its president, John Fahey, says the final
revision was intended to make the code shorter and sharper.
well as the longer sanctions for athletes caught using prohibited
performance-enhancing substances, the proposed new code crystalises
sanctions in doping cases involving coaches and other athlete support