Uzbekistan to create National Anti-Doping Agency
President of Uzbekistan Shavkat Mirziyoyev signed resolution “On organization of activities of the National Anti-Doping Agency under the Cabinet of Ministers of the Republic of Uzbekistan”.
The agency will introduce and implement the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
The ADAMS will help to organize activities of the Agency and anti-doping system. It will help use information of the world database, formation of accurate information on undergoing by Uzbekistan athletes of doping testing in-and out-of-competition periods.
In particular, it will be possible to create a high-quality anti-doping system and mechanisms on providing athletes of Uzbekistan accurate recommendations regarding non-use of prohibited drugs and use of drugs for therapeutic purposes.
The resolution also envisages establishment of a “Sport Psychology Department” on the basis of the “National Anti-Doping Service” of the Republican Scientific Practical Center of Sports Medicine at the National Olympic Committee of the Republic of Uzbekistan.
The agency will have three divisions and 2 commissions, which will promote principles of healthy and honest sports among athletes, coaches, sport medicine employees and other specialists, as well as control the use of banned drugs and methods within the framework of fighting against doping in sport.
National agency will strengthen and develop relations with international organization, as well as implement programs and projects of the World Anti-Doping Agency, inform the sports community on the damage to athletes and negative consequences of doping for human health.