Sir Craig Reedie Set for WADA Presidency

By iSportconnect | June 3, 2013

Sir Craig Reedie is on the verge of becoming the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) after his only rival Denis Oswald ruled himself out of the running.

Sir Craig is a current member of the WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board and he is considered to be the favoured choice of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), discount who nominate candidates.

“We are going to access the situation and make notes on candidates in the near future,” said Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC.

“We will most likely do this at our IOC Executive Board meeting in Moscow in August or at the IOC Session in Buenos Aires in September.

“There is no stringent deadline for this nomination though.

“WADA want to know by October so we will decide it before then.”

WADA are seeking a replacement for Australia’s John Fahey at the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport which takes place in Johannesburg in November.

Sir Craig’s sole rival was thought to be Denis Oswald, president of world rowing federation, FISA.

However, Oswald’s decision to run for the head role at the IOC has ruled him out of the WADA presidency.

Sir Craig is the former chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA) and is a vice-president of IOC.

He is also leading the IOC’s Evaluation Commission, running the rule over Istanbul’s, Madrid’s and Tokyo’s bids to host the 2020 Olympic Games.