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Malta to be one of the EU representative on the Foundation Board of WADA

Posted By Sportinmalta On October 2, 2014 @ 1:03 pm In Featured,Other | No Comments

On 25 September 2014, Chris Agius, Parliamentary Secretary for Research, Innovation, Youth and Sport was unanimously selected as one of the three officials representing the European Union on the Foundation Board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The other EU representatives are the Ministers responsible for Sport of Belgium and Luxembourg.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed of the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – which is the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. On behalf of the European Union, the Hon. Agius will be representing our future Trio Presidency (made up of The Netherlands, Slovakia and Malta) on the WADA Foundation Board, WADA’s supreme decision-making body composed of 38-member representatives from the Olympic Movement and from Governments.

The Maltese Government has always embraced WADA’s main aims to protect the clean athlete and provide a level playing field for all, which requires the will of everyone who wants, and believes in, pure and fair sport. The Maltese Government considers that representation in the WADA Foundation Board provides it with an opportunity to renew its commitment towards setting the fight against doping as a top priority and sustain a zero-tolerance policy towards cheating.

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