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Does the World Anti-Doping Code Revision Live up to its Promises?

Jusletter 11 novembre 2013, ISSN 1424-7410

119 Pages Posted: 21 Mar 2014  

Antonio Rigozzi

University of Neuchatel

Marjolaine Viret

University of Neuchatel

Emily Wisnosky

University of Neuchatel

Date Written: November 11, 2013

Abstract

The World Anti-Doping Agency ("WADA") has adopted its second revision of the World Anti-Doping Code ("the Code" or "the WADA Code"). Broadly speaking, the goals of this Code revision can be summarized in three words: the 2015 WADA Code is to be fairer, smarter, and clearer.

In the present article, the authors discuss the main changes incorporated into the Code during the revision process and provide a preliminary assessment of the extent to which the goals of the revision have been realized. This article chronicles the evolution of the Code throughout the revision process, starting from the 2009 WADA Code through to the final version 4.0 of the 2015 WADA Code (which will enter into force on January 1, 2015). It also summarizes the reactions, objections, and proposals by the various stakeholders who intervened in the consultation process. Finally, the authors cast a critical eye over certain revised provisions, in particular with respect to possible implications in practice.

The Addendum for this paper are available at the following URL: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2412012

Keywords: Doping; World Anti-Doping Agency; WADA; 2015 Code

Suggested Citation

Rigozzi, Antonio and Viret, Marjolaine and Wisnosky, Emily, Does the World Anti-Doping Code Revision Live up to its Promises? (November 11, 2013). Jusletter 11 novembre 2013, ISSN 1424-7410. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2411990

Antonio Rigozzi (Contact Author)

University of Neuchatel ( email )

1, A.-L. Breguet
Neuch√Ętel, CH-2000
Switzerland

Marjolaine Viret

University of Neuchatel ( email )

1, A.-L. Breguet
Neuchatel, CH-2000
Switzerland

Emily Wisnosky

University of Neuchatel ( email )

1, A.-L. Breguet
Neuchatel, CH-2000
Switzerland

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