Cyprus Mail

Draft anti-doping bill completed, law commissioner says

The drafting of the bill for the restructuring of the anti-doping authority has been completed and is being put up for public discussion, according to Law Commissioner Louisa Zannetou.

Zannetou in a Twitter post said that “we have completed the drafting of the bill to restructure the anti-doping authority, in tandem with the authority’s president and the education ministry, implementing the cabinet’s decision.”

“It was put up for public consultation. Healthy sporting is of the utmost importance. Thank you all for your cooperation,” Zannetou wrote in her tweet.

The Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority (Cyada) was established in 2009 under the education ministry.

It is responsible for the development and implementation of efficient anti-doping policy in Cyprus, which is in line with the relevant laws of the Republic of Cyprus, the international conventions and the World Anti-Doping Code.

Cyada’s main activities include doping Control in sport, in- and out-of-competition, and management of the results from testing, information, education against doping in sport, collaboration with sport organisations in Cyprus and internationally, the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) and other national anti-doping organisations.

It also participates in the Council of Europe and the European Commission, for the development of the international anti-doping policy.


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