WADA signs agreement with China’s Sports Ministry to blow down supply of PEDS [ Current Affairs ]

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About World Anti - Doping Agency (WADA): It was initiated on November 10 in 1999 in Lausanne, Switzerland. It is a foundation led by International Olympic Committee (IOC) collectively. It is a non - profit organization.

  • Its main purpose is Anti - sports doping in all countries.
  • Its headquarters are at Montreal in Canada.

About Performance - Enhancing Drugs (PEDS):

  • These are the drugs used to improve any form of activity and their performance in the humans.
  • In scientific terms these drugs are the Anabolic steroids.
  • These are sold online on Chinese websites and sent to other countries around the world by regular mail.
  • China is world’s top manufacturer and exporter of PEDS which are traded by underground labs in the country.

About the agreement:

  • This agreement was signed by the WADA with the Sports Ministry of China.
  • This will help in the exchange of information between the Interpol and the China’s law enforcement agencies.
  • This is to suppress the PEDS producers and help countries catch the drug cheats among the athletes and also reduce the manufacture of PEDS.

- Published on: September 24, 2015