Blog: ASADA CEO attends inaugural overseas anti-doping meeting
ASADA CEO Ben McDevitt recently went to the first meeting of the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) Ad Hoc Working Group hosted by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Canada.
The group has been set up to look at practical ways to enhance partnerships and communications between NADOs, WADA and the anti-doping community. This includes looking at challenges, best practices and effective strategies for NADO coordination under the revised World Anti-Doping Code.
Ben found the meeting extremely useful as an open forum where everyone has the opportunity to share experiences, voice opinions and learn about the challenges confronting others in the anti-doping community.
Doping is not confined by borders and meetings like this help NADOs refocus their efforts in the global fight against doping.
Joining Ben at the first meeting were representatives from Denmark, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, United Kingdom and the United States of America.