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Memorandum of Understanding between HADA and NADA Austria

back Bild zeigt das Meeting zwischen NADA Austria und HADA

Michael Cepic, CEO of the National Anti-Doping Agency of Austria (NADA Austria) and Chairman of the Board of the Central European Anti-Doping Organizations (CEADO), had a two-day visit to the new headquarters of the Greek Anti-Doping Agency E.O.KA.N. (HADA) in Athens on Wednesday and Thursday (October 20th and 21st 2021). 

During his visit, he made a detailed presentation, regarding how NADA Austria is organized and how it operates. He also explained, among other things, the testing procedure, the results management, and also the educational standards for the athletes and supporting personnel.

On behalf of HADA, the executive team, including the Governor of HADA, Dr. Grigoris Leon, the Executive Director George Rodinos and the Head of Education Department Panagiotis Panoutsos-Talkowski, informed Mr Cepic about the progress that was made by the brand new Greek organization, during a very short term of working towards the full compliance with the WADA Code.

NADA Austria and HADA signed a Memorandum of Understanding with a project plan, to develop an anti-doping program, in full compliance with the international code.

"It was a unique opportunity to exchange views on doping and anti-doping procedures, with an organization that is one of the pioneers at a European level. Our cooperation with Mr. Cepic, but also with the whole team of Austria, will continue at all levels ", said the Governor of HADA Dr. Grigoris Leon.

"Our goal is cooperation. We will support the Hellenic Organization, with all our know-how, knowledge and experience. The Memorandum of Understanding between the two sides is a first step into the right direction. I am sure that we will have a constructive partnership with HADA", said Mr. Cepic.