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UK hosts two-day London 2012 anti-doping event

On 29 and 30 January, UK Anti-Doping will host a London 2012 event to share learning with a number of National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) and Organising Committees for the Olympic Games (OCOGs) for the next Summer and Winter Games through to 2020.

In addition to these partners, representatives from the International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Glasgow 2014, Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the World Anti-Doping Agency will also be in attendance.

The aim of the two-day workshop is to share knowledge and skills UK Anti-Doping gained whilst supporting the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Sessions will look at the NADO-OCOG relationship, comparing that employed at London 2012 with the 2010 Vancouver Winter Games model, as well as pre-Games operations for the host country NADO.

UK Anti-Doping Chief Executive Andy Parkinson said: “This is an excellent opportunity for us to look at all we learned from supporting the London Organising Committee in delivering the cleanest Games possible.

“We are excited to host such an exclusive group here in London, in particular the International Olympic and Paralympic Committees, and hope to continue to support future host cities in their anti-doping preparations.”

Representatives from the following organisations are attending the two days: Sochi 2014 and the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA), Rio 2016 and the  Autoridade Brasileira de Controle de Dopagem (ABCD), and the Korean Anti-Doping Agency (KADA), hosts of the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang. These will be joined by representatives from the cities bidding to host the 2020 Olympic Games: from Japan, the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA), from Spain, the Agencia Estatal Antidopaje (AEA), and from Turkey, the Turkish Anti-Doping Commission.

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