WADA PRESS RELEASE: MODERN PENTATHALON AGREES TO WADA OUT-OF-COMPETITION TESTING
Lausanne, 17 August 2000 - UIPM Becomes 26th of 28 International Olympic Summer Sports Federation to Sign Up -
The International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) agreed to join the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) unannounced, out-of-competition testing program, WADA announced today in Lausanne. UIPM resumed earlier negotiations with WADA and signed the agreement late yesterday.
This agreement means 26 of the 28 International Olympic Summer Sports Federations (IFs) have agreed to allow WADA to conduct its doping control program in their sports before the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney. The only other two IFs, the International Gymnastics Federation (FIG) and the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB), remain as holdouts to the independent testing program, but the FIVB has informed WADA that it will join the program very shortly.
The following is the current status of discussions with the 28 IFs:
Under Negotiation (1)
ITTF (Table Tennis)
UIPM (Modern Pentathlon)
Congratulating UIPM on its decision to agree to the program, WADA Chairman Richard Pound said, “ We are glad to have the UIPM now among the committed IFs. Modern Pentathletes have been well-served by their federation’s decision to join WADA’s program. I hope their counterparts in the other two federations will urge their federations to agree as well.”