IOC VP Craig Reedie Earns IOC's Nomination For President Of World Anti-Doping Agency
IOC VP Craig Reedie is "set to be the next" World Anti-Doping Agency president after being nominated by the IOC, according to the BBC. Reedie was "put forward to succeed" John Fahey, who will step down this winter after six years in the role. Reedie beat former IOC Medical Dir Patrick Schamasch and former U.S. 400m hurdler Ed Moses. If "successful at the formal election in Johannesburg, Reedie will take over on 1 January." Reedie: "It is daunting, if you look at the last eight weeks of news. I have quite a lot of time now to sit and think and try to work out how we move forward" (BBC, 8/9).
RIO LAB CLOSED: The AP reported WADA "has suspended the testing laboratory in Olympic host city Rio de Janeiro for its second violation within 20 months." WADA announced the decision Friday, "10 months before soccer players' samples are expected to be analyzed there during the 2014 World Cup." WADA said that "its executive committee could decide on a 'possible revocation' of the Rio center's accreditation." It did not "specify a reason or identify which international standards the lab failed to meet" (AP, 8/10).