Anti-doping leaders from around the world attended today's meeting in Bonn ©iNADO

Leaders representing worldwide National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADO) have called for a meeting with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach to discuss ongoing reforms to global drugs testing systems.

The call was made during a NADO meeting in Bonn today, where it was pledged that "no decision maker within any anti-doping organisation should hold a board, officer, or other policy-making position within a sport or event organiser".

This comes as WADA's executive arm still includes multiple senior sporting and IOC officials.

WADA President Sir Craig Reedie only relinquished his IOC vice-presidency this year and remains a member of the organisation.

This change is "paramount to ensuring fairness to clean athletes", a collective statement claimed.

They offered to meet with Bach and the WADA Executive Committee in order to "more thoroughly discuss" reforms currently being discussed, as well as their commitment to an "independent anti-doping model free from the influence of sport".

Bach has pledged for an "Extraordinary World Conference on Doping" to be held in 2017.

They also asked that the IOC "condemn and use whatever influence they have to put an end to the illegal invasion and publishing of athletes' private medical information by the cyber-espionage group known as Fancy Bears".

The hacking-group are seen as having links to Russian security forces, although this has been denied by figures within the country.

This message, however, seems a reference to the supposedly close links between the IOC and the world's largest country, and particularly between Bach and Russian President Vladimir Putin.

NADO leaders called for a meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach (left) as well as with WADA top brass, including Sir Craig Reedie ©Getty Images
NADO leaders called for a meeting with IOC President Thomas Bach (left) as well as with WADA top brass, including Sir Craig Reedie ©Getty Images

"Athletes want to compete clean and win," said the leaders in a joint statement. 

"We must restore confidence that anti-doping efforts truly protect the rights of clean athletes, as well as the public's desire for a fair and level playing field. 

"All of the reforms agreed upon today, especially ensuring sport interests do not influence the global regulator - WADA - will help to better protect the rights of clean athletes and uphold a level playing field."

A call was also made for the "encouragement, protection and support of whistleblowers".

"Clear code sanctions" must also be adopted "as soon as possible" to ensure that corrupt sport systems are excluded from international competition, they claimed.

A proposal to separate investigatory, testing and results management functions from sports organisations proposed at this month's Olympic Summit was also approved. 

This will "prevent the inherent conflict of interest that exists when a sports organisation is tasked with both promoting and policing itself".

NADOs attending the meeting and involved in drawing-up the proposals represented countries including: Australia, Austria, Canada, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Japan, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Poland, Slovenia, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom and United States, as well as the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organisations.