The memorandum of understanding, which has been signed by WADA Director General Olivier Niggli and CEADO Chairman of the Board Michael Cepic, requires the two organizations to meet regularly and, as necessary, discuss areas of collaboration while building project plans for specific anti-doping development activities.
Mr. Niggli said: “The renewal of the memorandum of understanding between WADA and the Central European Anti-Doping Organization is another important step towards building robust anti-doping programs in Europe. The CEADO member countries have provided significant support to the former Eastern Europe Regional Anti-Doping Organization members in developing their own independent National Anti-Doping Organizations, but there is still work to be done. The focus now turns to ensuring the members are fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code through the implementation of Code compliant programs. I commend CEADO’s leadership for its efforts so far and I look forward to continuing our partnership for the protection of clean sport.”
Mr. Cepic said: “We look forward to continuing to work with WADA to strengthen anti-doping in Europe. The Central European Anti-Doping Organization member country National Anti-Doping Organizations are committed to supporting developing NADOs in establishing their own programs, and we look forward to building on the foundation that we have laid since the start of our partnership.”