Polish Olympic C'ttee head to WADA board

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The head of the Polish Olympic Committee (PKOl) has been nominated to the executive board of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

"I am very glad over this nomination (...). Together with WADA President Witold Banka I will do what lies in my powers to effectively prevent doping in sports," Krasnicki said about his nomination.

Andrzej Krasnicki will take over his post on the WADA board on January 1, 2021. He will represent the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), on whose Executive Council he has sat for the past two years.

Krasnicki will be the second Pole in the WADA authorities. The organisation's current head is Witold Banka, Poland's Sport and Tourism Minister in 2015-2019.

Founded in 1999 in Lausanne and seated in Montreal, WADA is the world's main anti-doping legislator in sports.