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  • Golden 25 - #14 - WADA President Craig Reedie


    12/25/15

    (ATR) Busy months ahead for the WADA president with a new report on corruption allegations at the IAAF due in January and ongoing focus on the Russian doping scandal.

    Craig Reedie is number 14 in the Around the Rings Golden 25 for 2016. Now in its 20th year, the survey ranks 25 individuals or events expected to have a major influence on the Olympics in the year ahead.

    With Richard Pound’s WADA Independent Commission poised to deliver a report more explosive than November’s state-sponsored doping revelations, the British IOC member will be in the spotlight.

    Reedie, 74, will play a lead role in aiding Russia’s attempts to comply with WADA’s code. An overhaul of the country’s anti-doping system is critical to the country’s hopes of sending a track-and-field team to the Rio 2016 Olympics.

    Against the backdrop of the Russian scandal, ensuring strict anti-doping controls are fully implemented for the Rio Games is a vital item on his agenda too.

    As an IOC vice president, Reedie has the ear of Thomas Bach and will contribute to ongoing implementation of Agenda 2020 reforms through 2016. He sits on the Communications Commission.

    2015 ranking: 11

    Written by Mark Bisson.

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