25 Mar 2018

Held at the Swiss Technical Convention Center in Lausanne, Switzerland, from Wednesday 21st to Friday 23rd March; Professor Miran Kondric, Chair of the ITTF Sport Science and Medical Committee alongside Zoran Primorac, ITTF Athletes Commission Member and Françoise Dagouret, ITTF Anti-Doping Manager, attended the annual WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Symposium.

The title of this year’s conference was “Shaping the Future of Clean Sport”.

by Françoise Dagouret, ITTF Anti-Doping Manager

Over the three days 900 representatives from international federations, national and regional anti-doping organisations, major events organisers, governments, laboratories, athletes and the media had the chance to exchange and share experiences.

Rebuilding anti-doping in Russia, enhancing the quality of the anti-doping programmes through Code Compliance Monitoring, how digital technology is extending the reach of clean sport – for example through the new WADA’s Online Education Platform ADeL and ADAMS Next Generation – were among the main topics discussed in plenary sessions.

“Content and network building at the Symposium gives us the opportunity to keep up-to date on the latest information, developments and trends to the benefit of the protection of clean table tennis players” concluded Prof. Miran Kondric.

Also, worth to mention was a workshop on how Anti-Doping Organizations shall make it right on Data Protection.

Zoran Primorac joined a special session under the auspices of the WADA Athletes Commission, where the engagement of athletes in the Anti-Doping Process was discussed, in particular, in the framework of the future Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights.

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