WADA publishes Independent Observer Team Report for 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games
16:15, Friday, 28 October, 2016
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes its Independent Observer Team’s (IO Team’s) Report concerning the anti-doping program at the 2016 Rio Olympic Summer Games. In accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), WADA is invited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to send an IO Team to the Olympic Games.
The role of the IO Team is to help instill confidence in both athletes and the public as to the quality, effectiveness, and reliability of the IOC’s anti-doping program for the Games; to provide feedback and suggest areas of possible “real-time” improvement to the program; and, to make recommendations within its post-Games Report for potential improvements to the program for future editions of the Games.