UK doping chief to head WADA observers in Sochi
The head of Britain’s anti-doping agency will lead the World
Anti-Doping Agency’s independent observer program at the Winter
Olympics in Sochi.
UK Anti-Doping Agency chief executive Andy Parkinson will head
the eight-member team that will monitor drug-testing at the Sochi
Games, which run from Feb. 7-23.
Drug-testing at the games is run by the International Olympic
WADA observers are assigned to monitor the testing ”in a
neutral and unbiased manner.”
The observer program has been run at every games since the 2000
Sydney Olympics. The WADA team publishes a report on its findings
after the games and proposes any changes for improvement.
The IOC plans to conduct a Winter Games record of 2,453 tests in