WADA chief to be picked amid doping controversy

Authorities meet on Tuesday to strike an agreement on who will take over from the current head of the World Anti-Doping Agency Craig Reedie as the body faces intense scrutiny over the Russian doping scandal.

The 78-year-old Reedie, who leads a body criticised for lifting sanctions on Russia in September, steps down in December but the public authorities group meet in Montreal to pick their nominee to be WADA’s fourth president.

WADA rotates its presidency between representatives from the international sports bodies (the International Olympic Committee and federations) and governments. After Reedie’s two terms it is now the turn of the member states to agree on a new chief, who will be formerly crowned at the WADA congress in Katowice in November.