World Karate Federation and SportAccord announce agreement on anti-doping services
Starting at the beginning of 2014, the World Karate Federation (WKF) and SportAccord have signed an agreement for the provision of anti-doping services by the SportAccord Doping – Free Sport Unit (DFSU). It includes the administration of WKF anti-doping program by the DFSU staff in the areas of athletes whereabouts, testing, therapeutic use exemptions, results management, and education.
“The WKF is very proud to cooperate with SportAccord and its Doping-Free Sport Unit (DFSU) on anti-doping matters. Especially, at this very important period of time where we are preparing to implement the revised World Anti-Doping as of 1 January 2015, this collaboration will definitely help our organization to optimize our efforts in keeping Karate clean”, says WKF President, Antonio Espinós, “As SportAccord Vice-president it is also a pleasure to see the increasing added value and support that SportAccord is offering to its IFs members, in this case through the DFSU”.
“One of SportAccord’s main objectives is to support our Members. We are very honoured by the trust WKF has in us and happy to provide a tailored anti-doping service package in strict confidentiality, in compliance with the WKF anti-doping rules and the World Anti-Doping Code”, says Vlad Marinescu, Director General of SportAccord.