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WADA elects new president Craig Reedie

Craig Reedie

FILE - This is a Wednesday, March 27, 2013 file photo of the International Olympic Committee, IOC, vice president Craig Reedie speaks at a news conference in Istanbul, Turkey. Drawing hard lessons from the Lance Armstrong scandal, global anti-doping authorities are set to move into a new era with tougher sanctions, smarter testing and a new leader. The World Anti-Doping Agency is also pushing to catch drug cheats in other ways, gathering intelligence without the blood and urine samples which proved so unsuccessful with Armstrong, a serial doper who never failed a test.(AP Photo, File)


Running unopposed, Craig Reedie was unanimously elected the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency on Friday.

Reedie, 72 and the International Olympic Committee vice president, led the British Olympian Association from 1992 to 2005 and succeeds Australian John Fahey.

Reedie is WADA’s third president after Fahey (2008-13) and Dick Pound (1999-2007).

The Scot will take office Jan. 1.

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