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    WADA: Nigerian Anti-Doping Agency Fails to Comply With Organization's Code

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    MOSCOW (Sputnik) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday it had recognized the Nigerian National Anti-Doping Committee to be non-compliant with the agency's Anti-Doping Code.

    "The Chair of WADA's independent Compliance Review Committee, Jonathan Taylor, informs the Board of the declaration of non-compliance of the Nigerian NADO," WADA said on Twitter.

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    The organization also noted that the recommendation of Taylor's committee was approved by the WADA Executive Committee during a meeting on Wednesday. No further details have been provided.

    WADA is an anti-doping organization launched in 1999 that focuses on scientific research, education, and the development of ways to combat the use of banned performance-enhancing drugs in athletic competitions. Moreover, it monitors the implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code, that seeks to harmonize anti-doping policies and regulations within international sports organizations and among public authorities.

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