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Old 12-14-2012, 02:26 PM   #52
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Default Re: Arum welcomes WADA testing for Pacquiao-JMM 5

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Originally Posted by bballchump11 View Post
BoxingInsider.com: Can you explain the relationship between WADA and USADA? From what I understand, USADA and WADA both are under the same umbrella of testing?

Annie Skinner: USADA has a close relationship with The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) but itís important to understand that the organizations have different functions. WADA is essentially the standards setting authority and is extremely influential in anti-doping issues globally. Their Code and standards are considered the basis for the strongest anti-doping programs in sport, and more than 600 organizations have chosen to adhere to those strict standards including USADA. While WADA has set the bar for anti-doping testing internationally, the organization itself does not carry out testing services that an anti-doping organization does. USADA is the national anti-doping organization (NADO) recognized by Congress that provides comprehensive anti-doping testing services.

BoxingInsider.com:
There have been many disputes in the media regarding the stance of Manny Pacquiao. Recently, his promoter Bob Arum suggested that Manny Pacquiao would accept testing, but while a portion of his training camp takes place in the Philippines, WADA would oversee everything. Is this a conflict of interest, or a commonality that shouldnít be an issue?

Annie Skinner: USADA has the protocols in place to test an athlete who may be training or living for a period of time outside of the United States and regularly does so for U.S. athletes in the Olympic movement. If all parties agree to an anti-doping program conducted by USADA, the testing plan could be carried out regardless of an athleteís location.

BoxingInsider.com: Are there any differences at all between testing methods of WADA and USADA?

Annie Skinner:Again itís important to understand that WADA does not provide testing services the way that USADA or a state boxing commission does. WADA sets standards and USADAís testing program is consistent with those standards.




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