WADA confirms Sierra Leone signs anti-doping agreement


August 15, 2017 By Sahr Morris Jnr

WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie   Photo: Getty Images

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has confirmed that Sierra Leone became the 186th nation to abide by the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport after signing the convention.

Confirming the signing, the WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie claimed that 99 percent of the world has now “pledged its support to clean sport” while five African countries; Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan and Tanzania are yet to put pen to paper on the convention.

“We are delighted that Sierra Leone has become the latest State Party to show its commitment to clean sport through its ratification of the UNESCO Convention,” said WADA President Sir Craig Reedie.

“Ninety-nine percent of the world has pledged its support to clean sport and vowed to ensure that the UNESCO Convention is implemented and practised effectively in their respective countries. We are very pleased that Sierra Leone has joined them.”

The Convention was adopted in October 2005 and is the practical instrument by which Governments formalise their commitment to the fight against doping.