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Anti-doping is not a priority for the newly-launched Sporting Integrity Global Alliance (SIGA), according to coalition coordinator Emanuel Macedo de Medeiros, despite rumours it could aid the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) bid to overhaul the global anti-doping system.

Questions surround Tour de France winner and British Olympic champion’s use of medical certificates for banned substances

Just last month Bradley Wiggins, the first British man to win the Tour de France, was basking in the glory of becoming the country’s most decorated Olympian at another glittering Games for Team GB’s cyclists.

As has been reported in the media, since 13 September the cyber espionage group “Fancy Bear” has been releasing batches of confidential athlete data regarding Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) on its website.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has taken note of the views expressed by some concerning the timing of publication of the Agency’s independent McLaren Investigation Report, which was published by Professor Richard H. McLaren on 18 July, exposing Russian State manipulation of the doping control process; and, the Agency’s subsequent recommendations -- both that led to the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) decision of 24 July.

Contemplating the ashes of the current world anti-doping regime and the consequences of its forfeited credibility for the long-term marketability of Olympic sport, Thomas Bach, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President, is looking for help.

Montreal, 24 July 2016 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges today’s decision by the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC) Executive Board asking International Federations to deal with the selection of Russian athletes for Rio 2016;


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