POLISH ANTI-DOPING AGENCY AS NEW NADO GETTING STARTED ITS WORK
On Wednesday, July 3, 2017, the Polish Anti-Doping Agency getting started its work.
The Polish Anti-Doping Agency (POLADA) has taken over all the responsibilities of the former Commission against doping in sport (created in 1993) led by Prof. Jerzy Kazimierz Smorawiński.
POLADA as a national anti-doping agency is built on a completely new legal system. Referring to the new law, which entered into force on July 1, 2017, it will not only deal with anti-doping routines, including disciplinary sanctions, but also responsible for criminal liability in sport. Additionally, unlawful doping or fraudulent conduct will be addressed as a violation ending with a fine or imprisonment for up to three years. Criminal liability is primarily linked to persons involved in the trade in prohibited substances.
Strengthening the anti-doping rules of Poland is a response to the divergence of rules and follow-on anti-doping measures in many European countries. With this change, POLADA wants to achieve the introduction of standard disciplinary procedures and doping sanctions, thus contributing to the overall unification of anti-doping regulation at national level.
PUBLISHED: July 03, 2017 / 22:45