Polish Olympic Committee head to join WADA board

Andrzej Kraśnicki, the head of the Polish Olympic Committee (PKOl) has been nominated to the executive board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

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“I am very pleased about this nomination... Together with WADA’s head Witold Bańka I will do what lies in my powers to effectively prevent doping in sports,” Mr Kraśnicki commented on his nomination.

Andrzej Kraśnicki will take over the post on the WADA board on January 1, 2021. He will represent the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), on whose Executive Council he has sat for the past two years.

Mr Kraśnicki will be the second Pole to join the WADA authorities. The organisation’s current head is Witold Banka, Poland’s Sport and Tourism Minister in the years 2015-2019.

Founded in 1999 in Lausanne, Switzerland and seated in Montreal, Canada, WADA is the world’s main anti-doping legislator in sports.