Member associations to take part in webinars on new FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations

  • New FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations to be introduced for 2021
  • Webinar to cover latest updates and new practical anti-doping measures in football
  • MAs to attend virtual webinars on 22 September, 24 September and 1 October 2020

As part of FIFA’s ongoing commitment to strengthening anti-doping measures in football, member associations from around the world will meet in a series of virtual workshops to receive an update on the new measures which will come into force within the FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations 2021.

Developed in close collaboration with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the new FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations 2021 will include the latest updates and practical anti-doping measures being introduced in football next year.

FIFA will host the virtual webinar to provide member associations with information regarding the most important new or amended definitions within the new FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations, additions to the anti-doping rule violation catalogue, as well as practical guidance on the process for MAs implement the new FIFA regulations within their own competitions and legislative framework next year.

Since its inception in 2003, the World Anti-Doping Code has been substantially revised in 2009 and 2015.

Now, with the latest revision in 2021, this has resulted in the need to adapt the new FIFA Anti-Doping Regulations to the updated framework and to include within it the amendments made to the new WADA Code.

Alexis Weber, Head of Anti-Doping at FIFA, said:

“Protecting the integrity of football is a top priority for FIFA. With this in mind, and as part of our ongoing commitment to further strengthening anti-doping measures in football, these forthcoming webinars will provide an important forum to engage with member associations on the new FIFA’s Anti-Doping Regulations, provide practical guidance on new definitions and amendments and highlight the updated anti-doping measures being introduced in football next year.”

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