Sir Craig Reedie to be proposed for re-election as WADA President by IOC ©Getty Images

Sir Craig Reedie has been proposed to stand for a new three-year term as President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) by the International Olympic Committee (IOC), insidethegames can reveal.

The Briton, who replaced John Fahey as President in 2013, is due to stand for re-election at WADA meetings in Glasgow taking place on November 19 and 20. 

This was proposed after he presented at an IOC Executive Board meeting in Lausanne on Thursday (November 10).

IOC representatives on the WADA Foundation Board have been encouraged to approve his election.

They will also discuss a potential change to the system of electing the WADA President from 2019 onward.

"The IOC Executive Board heard Sir Craig Reedie on his plans and programme ahead of his candidature for a new term of three years as WADA President," the letter sent to all IOC members and seen by insidethegames said.

"Sir Craig Reedie committed to respect the Olympic Charter and respect the rules and responsibilities of WADA and its stakeholders, including the catalogue of points put forward by the Olympic Movement three years ago. 

"On this basis, the IOC will encourage the Olympic Movement representatives on the WADA Foundation Board to approve the re-election of Sir Craig Reedie as WADA President, as well as inviting them to speak to their Government counterparts concerning a reform of the system for electing the WADA President."

Sir Craig Reedie replaced John Fahey as WADA President in 2013 ©Getty Images
Sir Craig Reedie replaced John Fahey as WADA President in 2013 ©Getty Images

Under current WADA rules, a President is elected for a three years with an opportunity for a second three-year term.

It alternates on a rotating basis between representatives from sporting and Governmental spheres.

IOC representatives on the Foundation Board consist of United World Wrestling President Nenad Lalovic, SportAccord head and International Basketball Federation secretary general Patrick Baumann, Oceania National Olympic Committees President Robin Mitchell and Canada's founding WADA President, Richard Pound.

IOC Athletes' Commission chair Angela Ruggiero is also present alongside French vice-chair Tony Estanguet, Britain's Adam Pengilly and Zimbabwe's Kirsty Coventry.

Relations between WADA and the IOC have been difficult after latter body rejected the former's call for a blanket Russian ban from Rio 2016 following allegations of state-sponsored doping.

IOC President Thomas Bach dismissed this as a "nuclear option" and instead handed responsibility to International Federations to make decisions about their specific sport.

Sir Craig, a veteran IOC member who was one of the body's four vice-presidents until August, is largely seen as sitting in the middle of the IOC and more hardline figures in the anti-doping community.

The letter also revealed that the IOC have approved an extra $500,000 (£396,000/€460,000) worth of funding for the WADA special investigations fund in return for "active coordination" between the WADA-commissioned McLaren investigation and two separate IOC ones.