OREANDA-NEWSThe head of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Craig Reedy called the fight against doping in Russia one of the main successes during his time as president of the organization. The functionary said this in his farewell word published on the WADA website. 78-year-old Reedy will leave the post on December 31. From January 1, 2020, his place will be taken by the elected president of WADA Vitold Banka.

“A little over 20 years ago, WADA was founded, whose tasks were the promotion, harmonization and regulation of the fight against doping in sports. During this time, the organization took a huge step in development. I’m glad how WADA reacted to the events of the past six years, one of which was the Russian the doping crisis. It was he who led to the emergence of the team of the Department of Intelligence and Investigations, which did an excellent job", said Reedy.

Reedy was the third president in WADA history. He held this post from January 1, 2014, replacing the Australian John Feikhi (2008-2013). The first head of the organization from 1999 to 2007 was Canadian Richard Pound.