The independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) held its latest meeting on 27-28 May 2019 in Copenhagen, Denmark, to discuss a number of issues related to compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). In particular, these included:
- An update on the analysis of the data retrieved from the Moscow Laboratory and the way forward for cases to be followed up by the relevant International Federations (IFs).
- A review of the latest draft of the revised International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS), which is being updated as part of the ongoing Code and International Standards’ review.
- An update on the implementation by IFs and National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) of the corrective actions identified through WADA’s Code Compliance Questionnaire and WADA’s compliance audit program. The CRC acknowledged the continuous growth of the overall level of compliance of Code Signatories’ programs as a result of WADA’s monitoring activities. In particular, the CRC noted that IFs and NADOs belonging to Tier 1 of Code Signatories have implemented 100% of their critical and high priority corrective actions while Tier 2 IFs and NADOs have implemented 99% of critical corrective actions resulting from the Code Compliance Questionnaire.
- A review of WADA’s Compliance Monitoring Program, including the continuous monitoring program, the prioritization policy in force and the long-term strategy.
- A review of the situation of the Code Signatories that are currently on the non-compliance list.
- An update on the incorporation of Major Event Organizations into WADA’s compliance monitoring program starting in the second part of 2019.
The CRC is responsible for providing independent advice, guidance and recommendations to WADA’s management and governing bodies on matters relating to Signatories’ compliance with their obligations under the Code.