The outcomes of the Olympic Summit will be discussed at the Foundation Board meeting ©WADA

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have said their Foundation Board will consider the outcomes of the Olympic Summit, which is being held here today, at their meeting on November 20 in Glasgow.

The meeting will be open to members of the media, unlike today’s Olympic Summit, with a press conference due to take place afterwards hosted by WADA President Sir Craig Reedie and director general Olivier Niggli.

Key to the meeting will be the future of the global anti-doping system, with WADA stating their 38-member Foundation Board - composed equally of representatives from the Olympic Movement and Governments - will discuss the "way forward".

"The Board will consider the consensus reached during WADA’s first Think Tank held on September 20 that was endorsed by WADA’s Executive Committee the following day to the effect that WADA must be strengthened and empowered with greater independence and sanctioning power.

"Along with the consensus, they will consider outcomes from the Olympic Summit of October 8; as well as, outcomes from the Government Forum of November 17 to 18 and other channels.

"The November meeting will begin the process towards a road-map, 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."

The statement appears another indication that WADA consider today’s Olympic Summit to be just one step in a process of strengthening the global anti-doping system.

Richard McLaren’s second report into allegations of state sponsored doping in Russia is among the key topics on the agenda, with the findings scheduled for release at the end of October.

Richard McLaren's second report into Russian doping will be discussed by WADA following its release ©ITG
Richard McLaren's second report into Russian doping will be discussed by WADA following its release ©ITG

The compliance status of World Anti-Doping Code signatories will also be discussed, including the consequences should a country be declared non-compliant.

In September, Azerbaijan, Brazil and Guatemala were warned they faced the threat of being declared non-compliant unless pending issues are resolved.

Olympic and Paralympic hosts Brazil were criticised by WADA last month, after halting its drug testing programme during the build-up to Rio 2016.

The country's Sports Ministry confirmed no anti-doping tests were carried out between July 1 and July 24, a move described by WADA as "unacceptable".

Brazil claimed the decision was made after WADA suspended its testing laboratory in Rio de Janeiro in June.

The suspension was subsequently lifted which led to WADA questioning why the second largest team at the Olympics was not being properly monitored at such a "crucial time".

Azerbaijan were threatened with non-compliance in July, following a meeting at which concerns were addressed.

Some assurances were given, WADA said afterwards, but a "whole range of recommendations from previous reports have still not been acted upon".

WADA’s new whistleblower programme, the next World Conference on Doping in Sport, which is expected to be held next year, and discussions over WADA’s budget in 2017 will also feature on the agenda in Glasgow.

The Foundation Board meeting will be preceded by the organisation’s Executive Committee meeting on November 19.

The 12-member committee, which is also composed equally of representatives from the Olympic Movement and Governments, is WADA’s policy making body.

Their meeting is closed to the media.