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Polish National Anti-Doping Organisation visits UK

UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson (left) meets Michal Rynkowski, Director of the Office, Polish NADO

UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson (left) meets Michal Rynkowski, Director of the Office, Polish NADO

Representatives from the Polish Commission Against Doping in Sport visited UK Anti-Doping’s office in London on Monday. Michal Rynkowski, Director of the Office, gave an overview of the Polish National Anti-Doping Organisation to UKAD staff, explaining the NADO’s structure and programme.

The five Polish NADO members spent the day meeting with UKAD teams to share best practice and strengthen links between the two countries, with both closely involved in the Ad hoc European Committee for the World Anti-Doping Agency (CAHAMA). In November UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson took on the role of chair of CAHAMA, with Poland representative Rafal Piechota elected as vice-chair.

Michal Rynkowski, Director of the Office, said: “For us today has been important in looking at UK Anti-Doping’s programmes and understanding how we can work more effectively by developing and building on what we already have in place.

“It has also been an opportunity to build on the formal partnerships established between our organisations to develop communication channels for the exchange of information.”

UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson added: “Today has been an excellent opportunity for our staff to gain an insight into the practices of the Polish NADO. We are very grateful to Michal and his team for taking the time to visit us.

“Indeed, opportunities such as these demonstrate how national anti-doping organisations can work together to tackle doping in sport on a global scale.”

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