PM, WADA president talk anti-doping collaboration

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AMMAN — Prime Minister Bisher Al-Khasawneh received President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Witold Banka and the agency’s Director-General Olivier Niggli on Wednesday, the Jordan News Agency, Petra, reported.اضافة اعلان

During the meeting, the premier highlighted the government’s efforts and measures to create a dope-free sports environment, in cooperation with concerned global and local authorities.

Khasawneh said HRH Prince Faisal bin Hussein, the Jordan Olympic Committee president, endeavors to promote the value of Jordanian sports and works with partners to “uphold international Olympic values”.

Jordan is committed to creating anti-doping legislation, which would lift it from class two to class one on WADA’s code compliant country list, he indicated.

Banka said that the cooperation of the Jordan Olympic Committee with the agency has led to it achieving a class-two country rank on the list, the highest ranking a country with no anti-doping legislation can get.

He stressed the significant role that the Jordan Anti-Doping Organization plays in the region, and said that the Kingdom and five other regional countries are part of the West Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organization.

Jordan was one of the first countries to sign the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport, he noted.

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