US funding threat to WADA if no reform
Washington: A US government study has recommended that US lawmakers be given the power to withhold funding to the World Anti-Doping Agency if the global drugs watchdog fails to implement governance reforms.
In a 19-page report, the White House's Office of National Drug Control Policy lambasted WADA over its response to the Russian doping affair, saying the agency had failed to hold Moscow to account for the scandal.
"The Russian doping scandal continues to demonstrate inadequacies in WADA's independence and capacity to firmly, effectively, and in a timely manner enforce compliance with the Code, hold major countries accountable under the rules and uphold the expectations of clean athletes," the report said. - AFP