News story | Date: 2016-09-27 | Ministry of Culture
- I am glad to say that we had a fruitful meeting, and that the president of WADA, Sir Craig Reedie, appreciated the Norwegian initiative and support.
The Norwegian Minister of Culture had invited the President of WADA to Norway to discuss the current challenges WADA are facing, and to give her strong support to WADAs principle that athletes have a fundamental right to participate in a doping free sport.
The Minister also presented a joint statement from Anti-Doping Norway, the Norwegian Confederation of Sports, and the Ministry of Culture with a strong support to WADAs independence,
- I am proud of the leading position Norway has had in the work for clean athletes and the fight against doping in sport, Helleland says.
- I hope that this declaration can be an example for other countries to follow. We believe that it is crucial that national anti-doping organisations, the sports movement, and the authorities stand together in this fight, as we do in this joint declaration.