Retrieved from Facebook page of the International Aikido Federation:
“We have received notification from WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) that the IAF’s anti-doping program development is compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.
While some IAF fans may wonder why the IAF is concerned about anti-doping, we have to remind ourselves that this is a requirement of being part of the SportAccord framework and the principles upheld by the world sports community. The inter
face with WADA was undertaken by our Vice Chairman Stefan Stenudd and has been a rather difficult road, partly in explaining to WADA people the peculiarities of Aikido as a non-competitive martial art, and partly due to the complexity of the anti-doping effort. We shall continue to meet the WADA requirements and at the same time demonstrate to the world that Aikido has a very unique value proposition as an active human developmental sport/martial art. (K. Izawa)”
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