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Saudi Arabia Commits $100,000 in Funding to WADA

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A woman walks into the head office for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in Montreal, Quebec, Canada on November 9, 2015. Photo: REUTERS/Christinne Muschi/File Photo

The World Anti-Doping Agency welcomed an additional $100,000 commitment from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, which is to be dedicated towards the Agency’s key priorities in the fight against doping in sport. The commitment is additional to Saudi Arabia’s 2016 annual contribution of $43,806.

“WADA is very appreciative to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for its commitment to provide additional funding that will support WADA in tackling its key priorities for the months and years ahead,” said WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie. “During the recent Arab Anti-Doping Symposium in Riyadh, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia recognized that for the Agency, and the broader anti-doping movement, to be strengthened in its role, greater funding is essential; and, as a result, the country has committed to invest a further $100,000 to strengthen the fight for clean sport.”

This story first appeared in the blog, The Sport Intern. The editor is Karl-Heinz Huba of Lorsch, Germany. He can be reached at ISMG@aol.com. The article is reprinted here with permission of Huba.

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