WADA finds bodybuilding, fitness governing body non-compliant – Reuters

Oct 17 (Reuters) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday that it had declared the International Federation of Bodybuilding and Fitness (IFBB) non-compliant with doping standards.

WADA said IFBB’s “non-conformities” in implementing a testing regime and insufficient resources towards development of an anti-doping program prompted the move.

The statement from the global anti-doping body said that IFBB did not dispute its claims.

All of IFBB’s testing activities would be subject to third-party supervision as a result, while its representatives will be excluded from taking part in or attending any multi-sport events – including the Olympics – until reinstatement, WADA said.

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Reporting by Amy Tennery in New York; Editing by Ken Ferris

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