The 3rd DCO Assistant Training Course successfully concluded
The 3rd DCO Assistant Training Course concluded its works yesterday; Wednesday, 30th November 2016, in Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex in Riyadh. The course was organized by the SAADC over two days in the Conference Hall of the Prince Faisal bin Fahad Olympic Complex in Riyadh. 32 trainees participated in the course in the presence of Dr. Mohammed Saleh Alkonbaz; SAADC’s Chairman, and members of the SAADC-affiliated DCO Sub-Committee.
The trainees received a number of lectures during the period of the course which ended up by written and practical tests through which all the instructions of lecturers were applied.
On his part, Mr. Khaled Almahad; SAADC’s Board member and treasurer, handed over certificates of completion to all participants of the course.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) acknowledges the ‘recommendations in principle’ that were made today, to WADA, during the International Olympic Committee’s (IOC’s) Olympic Summit held in Lausanne, Switzerland.
“WADA welcomes all constructive proposals aimed at reinforcing clean sport,” said Sir Craig Reedie, WADA President. “Today’s Summit was one more stop on our road to strengthening WADA and the global anti-doping system,” he continued. “The recommendations that were put forward today will be considered along with others that we have received from stakeholders on such key topics as: WADA’s governance and funding model; consequences for non-compliance; investigations; and testing.”
“It was encouraging to hear the sentiment expressed in today’s Olympic Summit that echoes the consensus reached by other stakeholders to the effect that WADA must be given greater authority and regulatory powers,” Reedie continued. “We will take these ideas forward with us into WADA’s Foundation Board meeting on 20 November; at which, the process towards a ‘roadmap’ will be drawn up,” added Reedie.
On 20 September, WADA’s first multi-stakeholder Think Tank reached an eight-point consensus to the effect that WADA must be strengthened and empowered with greater independence and sanctioning power. The consensus was endorsed by WADA’s Executive Committee the following day. On 20 November, WADA’s Foundation Board will consider the consensus and the Summit’s recommendations; along with, outcomes that will stem from the Government Forum of 17-18 November and other stakeholders. The Foundation Board will begin the process towards a ‘roadmap’, which will include further consultation, aimed at strengthening key areas of anti-doping; as well as, providing a direction for the future of the system. As part of its consultation process, WADA plans on holding more Think Tanks in 2017.
Today’s Olympic Summit — a meeting called by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) President several times a year — included representatives of the Olympic Movement; such as: the IOC President, Vice Presidents and Executive Board Members; and, the Presidents of a number of International Sports Federations; National Olympic Committees; umbrella organizations such as the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), the Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF), the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) and SportAccord; WADA (Sir Craig Reedie); and, the International Paralympic Committee.
The Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee will organize tomorrow Tuesday 29th November 2016, the 3rd DCO Assistants Training Course in Faisal Bin Fahad Olympic Complex in Riyadh.
The course will be over two days, during which all participants will receive theoretical and scientific lectures, and practical workshop by a group of the professional Saudi DCOs.
The target of the course is to qualify 32 Doping control officials, where they will get the proper training which qualifies them to be chaperons after passing the written and practical exams. Through this step, the SAADC aims to expand the range of anti-doping testing and increase the number of samples that require to be tested.
The SAADC had previously held 5 training courses to qualify DCOs, in addition to two workshops for DCO assistants that targeted 70 Saudi trainees who are well qualified now in the field of doping control; some of whom were became the pillars upon whom SAADC relies to implement the doping control programs on both the national and international levels.Continue Reading
TODAY, THE 5TH OLYMPIC SUMMIT HELD IN LAUSANNE AGREED ON IN-PRINCIPLE PROPOSALS CONCERNING THE FULL REVIEW OF THE WADA ANTI-DOPING SYSTEM.