WADA symposium to discuss new methods to combat drugs in sport

The World Anti-Doping Agency's two-day symposium at Istanbul, Turkey next month would discuss how science and investigations activities combined can help improve tools and develop new strategies to combat the use of drugs in sport.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 13, 2014, 16:53 PM IST
WADA symposium to discuss new methods to combat drugs in sport

Mumbai: The World Anti-Doping Agency's two-day symposium at Istanbul, Turkey next month would discuss how science and investigations activities combined can help improve tools and develop new strategies to combat the use of drugs in sport.

With the revised World Anti-Doping Code kicking in less than four months later, science and investigations collaborations are more common than ever before, said WADA in a release from Montreal, Canada.

The symposium, scheduled on October 28 and 29, would involve experts in investigations and anti-doping science exploring a number of topics.

The list includes recent developments in investigations on drugs circulating illegally, identification of new drugs with doping potential, strengthening communication and data sharing in the field and development of new tools and strategies in combating the fight against doping in sports, the release stated.

The symposium would include experts from the science and investigation sectors and representatives from organisations such as INTERPOL and the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), the release added.