The new International Testing Agency (ITA) - billed as "a major player in the global fight against doping" - officially started its operations in Lausanne today.
The Independent Testing Authority (ITA) has moved closer to becoming operational after holding its first Foundation Board meeting, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said.
The first Board meeting of the new Independent Testing Authority (ITA) will take place before the end of the year, with appointment of the body’s first director general among items up for discussion.
Valérie Fourneyron has been confirmed as the chair of the new Independent Testing Authority (ITA), which is being formed to take over drugs testing procedures for international sport.
Former French Sports Minister Valérie Fourneyron is set to become chair of the new Independent Testing Authority (ITA) being set-up to take over drugs testing procedures for international sport, insidethegames understands.
An Independent Testing Authority (ITA) will be established and could be in operation before next year's Winter Olympic Games after the proposal was rubber-stamped at the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Foundation Board meeting here today.
Critics of athletes uses of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) following the Fancy Bears cyber-attack on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) are "talking no sense", former French Sports Minister Valérie Fourneyron claimed here today in a staunch defence of the system.