WADA Approves APC Anti-Doping Rules

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia – It was another milestone for the Asian Paralympic Committee (APC) as its newly formulated Anti-Doping Rules received approval from the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA), marking another significant achievement by the Asian paralympic governing body.

The new Anti-Doping Rules was recognized as in compliance with the WADA Code, and will be applied during next month’s Incheon 2014 Asian Para Games, scheduled from 18 to 24 October.

In a letter to APC Chairperson of Medical and Sports Science Committee Dr Tetsuo Suyama, WADA gave its approval on the Rules, giving assurance that the APC Anti-Doping Rules are in line with the World Anti-Doping Code.

“APC has successfully incorporated all mandatory articles of the World Anti- Doping Code into its Rules,” said the letter, signed by WADA Senior Manager, Code Compliance Legal Affairs, Emiliano Simonelli.

APC Head of Anti-Doping Dr Badrul Amini Abd Rashid , expressed satisfaction over the approval, saying that it was a milestone for APC, as it will be the first time that the body’s own Anti Doping rules will be used in the Asian Para Games.

APC established the APC Anti-Doping Rules (Rules) for the Incheon Games in accordance with the WADA Code, expecting that it would contribute to the fight against doping during the Games as well as in the Paralympic Movement in Asia.

The Rules stipulates that APC will work with WADA, the International Federations and the National Anti-Doping Organizations to ensure that there is coordination of the Doping Control during the Incheon Games. The APC shall also report information about all completed tests, including results, to WADA.

APC Medical and Science Head Dr Tetsuo Suyama (second from left) and APC Anti Doping Head Dr Badrul Amini (third from left) with the Korean counterparts.

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