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No point in WADA looking into Salazar athletes - USADA's Tygart

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Incoming WADA President Witold Bańka is a former international runner for Poland who Thomas Bach has claimed will represent the best interests of the athlete

Formed with good intentions, the World Anti-Doping Agency finds itself at a crossroads as it celebrates its 20th anniversary at a conference this week in Poland.

Britain's anti-doping authority is to review whether it needs to take any action against athletes who trained with banned coach Alberto Salazar. An average football club has a bigger budget. Bach said it will cost about $5 million to build similar storage for pre-test samples.

Yuri Ganus worked the halls of an global anti-doping conference that was headlined Tuesday by a speech from Polish President Andrzej Duda, who spoke out strongly about the need for clean sports.

Half of WADA's budget of about $40 million a year comes from the Olympic movement, and the IOC's injection of another $10 million contribution is significant.

"This would greatly add to the deterrence factor, in particular combined with" new testing methods that have been developed over the past few years, Bach said.

Two months after Telegraph Sport published a leap forward used to be shut in analysis into what would be potentially the most well-known approach in the battle against doping for the reason that introduction of the organic passport, Thomas Bach acknowledged it goes to also just be willing in time for Tokyo 2020. Together we can send a strong signal from Katowice to the athletes of the world and to the general public: "a signal of determination, a signal of cooperation, a signal of credibility", said the German.

Bach cited state-doping in Russian Federation, the Aderlass blood-doping Operation and the scandal-hit Nike Oregon Project as all highlighting the "urgent need to focus much more on the athletes' entourage".

Witold Banka, Poland's Tourism and Sports Minister who will take over the WADA leadership from Craig Reedie on January 1, said the organization urgently needed to increase revenues and being a sponsor of sports events came with a responsibility.

Russian Federation handed over data from its Moscow laboratory in January as a condition of its reintegration into the sporting fold after a three-year suspension for a state-sponsored doping programme. WADA negotiated to receive the data so it could pursue cases stemming from the country's elaborate cheating scheme at the Sochi Olympics and other major events.

"I invite all of you here today to join hands so that together we can accomplish the mission of WADA".

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