WADA Lifts Sanctions Against Indonesia

By Office of Assistant to Deputy Cabinet Secretary for State Documents & Translation     Date 4 Februari 2022
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Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali has announced that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has lifted sanctions against Indonesia, Friday (02/04). (Photo by: PR of Ministry of Youth and Sports)

Minister of Youth and Sports Zainudin Amali has announced that the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has lifted sanctions against Indonesia.

“The Government officially announced this afternoon that we are now eligible to host international events, both single and multi-events, raise the red and white flag in various world events, both in Indonesia and abroad, and send representatives to international sports institutions,” the Minister said on Friday (02/04).

For the record, on February 2, 2022, the WADA has officially lifted the sanctions against Indonesia. The sanctions were imposed on October 7, 2021 for non-compliance with the 2020 Test Doping Plan (TDP). The sanctions were set to be valid for one year. They were lifted, however, after three months.

After receiving a sanction letter from the WADA, Ministry of Youth and Sports immediately established a Task Force for the Acceleration of WADA Sanctions Settlement with two tasks, namely accelerating the resolution of WADA’s sanctions and investigating the causes of the problem. The establishment of the Task Force was in line with the directives of President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo delivered in a limited Cabinet meeting.

The Minister also expressed his appreciation to all stakeholders who have made the best efforts to solve this problem, especially the Task Force for the Acceleration of WADA Sanctions Settlement, the Indonesian Anti-Doping Agency (LADI) and athletes.

On that occasion, the Minister also urged all sports stakeholders in Indonesia to comply with the anti-doping provisions set by the WADA. (TGH/UN) (RI/MMB)

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