The meeting of the Board of Directors of Gulf States & Yemen Regional Anti-Doping Organization
The 16th meeting of the Board of Directors of Gulf States & Yemen Regional Anti-Doping Organization, hosted by the Oman Olympic Committee represented by Oman Anti-Doping Committee in cooperation with International Anti-Doping Agency, will kick off this morning and continue to two days. The opening ceremony will be patronize by Sayyid Khalid bin Hamad Al Busaidi, OOC Chairman.
The meeting will be chaired by H.E. Dr. Sultan bin Yarub Al Busaidi, RADO and OADC Chairman, in the presence of the members the Board of Directors of Gulf States & Yemen Regional Anti-Doping Organization, namely: Dr. Mohammed bin Saleh Al-Konbaz, Vice Chairman, Nadia Bint Ali Al Shamali, Secretary General, Nasser bin Ali Al Ansari, member, Dr. Rima Al Hosani, member, Dr. Khalid Bin Abdulaziz Sheikh Ali, member, Aziz Khalid Ahmed, member. In addition to the presence of Professor Kamal Abdul Hamid Khalaf Al-Hadidi, Chairman of the Anti-Doping Organization for West Asia, and a number of members of the International Anti-Doping Agency namely: Tom May, Director Program Development and NADO/ RADO Relations, Kazuhiro Hayashi, Director of WADA Asia Oceania/ Regional Office, and Ieva Lukosite, Senior Manager.
During the meeting, last meeting minutes will be approved and a new president will be elected for the next two years, and will be updated on the activities of RADO, as well as the tasks of the national anti-doping committees. The future of the Anti-Doping Program in the region, reviewing the draft anti-doping law to be adopted in 2021 and discussing its alignment with what national anti-doping committees are doing.
There will also be open discussion sessions between WADA and representatives of NADOs in the Gulf and Yemen, in order to know the current status of these committees and their plans for development, as stated in the questionnaire approved by the Agency according to which all anti-doping committees are required worldwide to continuously follow up its programs and learn about its shortcomings and suggest the most appropriate solutions.
The participants will meet with HE Sheikh Saad bin Mohammed Al Mardhouf Al Saadi, Minister of Sports Affairs, to discuss further cooperation with the Sultanate.