WADA inks MoU with China’s Sports Ministry to crack down on supply of PEDS
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has inked a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Sports Ministry of China to crack down on the supply and manufacture of performance-enhancing drugs (PEDS) in the country.
Singing of MoU will help in exchange information between Interpol and China’s law enforcement agencies in order to target and dismantle PEDS producers and help other countries catch drug cheats among their athletes.
PEDS which are basically used as performance-enhancing drugs are openly sold online on Chinese websites and shipped to other countries around the world by regular mail.
Presently, China is world’s top producer and exporter of PEDS which are manufactured and trafficked by underground labs in the country.
About World Anti-Doping Agency
- WADA is global Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO) that aims at harmonizing anti-doping regulations in all sports and countries.
- It is collective initiative led by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
- Established: in 1999 in Lausanne Switzerland under so called Declaration of Lausanne to coordinate, promote and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.
- Headquarters: Montreal, Canada.
Categories: Sports Current Affairs 2017