POSTED: November 17th 2013

World Anti-Doping Agency elects Reedie president, Stofile vice president

Sir Craig Reedie (center) served as WADA Finance and Administration Committee Chair since 1999 /
Sir Craig Reedie (center) served as WADA Finance and Administration Committee Chair since 1999 /

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(SFC) Sir Craig Reedie was elected World Anti-Doping Agency president Friday at the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Reedie is the organisation’s third president since its inception in 1999, replacing John Fahey, who held the position for six years.

Reedie has held the position of Chair of the Organisation’s Finance and Administration Committee since WADA began, was former Chairman of the British Olympic Association, and is currently the Vice President of the International Olympic Committee.

“It is an honour to be asked to lead this international organisation, and a challenge that I look forward to,” the new president said.

“Much has happened over the course of the past 14 years since WADA was formed. I look forward to using the experience I have gained throughout my time in sport, and that gained during my time as the Chair of WADA’s Finance and Administration Committee, to continue to take WADA, and the anti-doping movement, forward. All my efforts have been – and will be – to defend the rights of clean athletes.”

H.E. M.A. Stofile, who served on WADA’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board from 2004-2010, was elected to the position of WADA vice president in Johannesburg, replacing Arne Ljungqvist.

“I am delighted to have been chosen as the next Vice President of WADA,” Stofile said. “I have long been an advocate of anti-doping and clean sport, and having served on WADA’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board for six years, I have been fortunate to have seen both the organisation and the movement evolve.

“I look forward to this opportunity of helping WADA to continue to fight against doping in sport in the years to come.”

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