July 26, 2019 In World Anti-Doping Agency
Latest Draft Versions of the 2021 Code and International Standards
On July 15, 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) published its latest draft versions of the 2021 Code and International Standards. This summary outlines that the proposed changes will place an increased emphasis on health as a rationale for the Code. Substantial changes are also anticipated to the provisions relating to the mutual recognition of decisions. For example, under the proposed draft, all provisional suspensions will be binding on other signatories to the Code. A final draft of the Code will be presented to the fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport in November 2019 with the purpose of bringing a revised Code into effect on 1 January 2021.