— Published 27 July 2022

A four-year agreement with the Commonwealth Games


Like the international calendar, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is having a very busy summer. It announced the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Commonwealth Games Federation (CGF) on Tuesday, July 26. It was initialed by WADA President Witold Bańka and CGF President Louise Martin at the body’s general assembly in Birmingham, ahead of the 22nd Commonwealth Games, which begin Thursday, July 28, in the English city (until August 8). The memorandum of understanding has an initial duration of four years. It aims to create a partnership between the two organizations “to facilitate joint activities within CGF member countries and territories, which will contribute to strengthening the World Anti-Doping Program”. The CGF will work with WADA to develop and implement a variety of anti-doping capacity building programs, including education, World Anti-Doping Code compliance monitoring, science and medicine, Games planning and support, and athlete engagement.