Chairman of the RPC Governing Board, RPC 1st Vice-President, IWAS Vice-President took part at meeting of the IWAS Executive Boar in Sharjah, UAE.
The meeting was chaired by the IWAS President Rudy Van den Abbeele before the 2019 IWAS World Games and IWAS General Assembly.
During the meeting the issues related to 2019 IWAS World Games and IWAS General Assembly were discussed.
The members of IWAS EB supported the suggestion of Mr. Rozhkov to organize the IWAS Wheelchair Fencing World Championships in Russia as well as IWAS World Games in 2021. The issue will be discussed tomorrow at the IWAS General Assembly.
Mr. Pavel Rozhkov spoke to the IWAS EB members regarding the anti-doping:
2019 IWAS World Games are hosted in Sharjah, UAE. More than 500 athletes from 50 nations are competing in 7 sports: archery, athletics, badminton, wheelchair fencing, shooting, swimming and table tennis.
The new International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS) took effect on 1 April 2018. WADA reviewed IWAS and identified non-conformities to WADA Code in 38 points. WADA sent to IWAS a Corrective Action Plan at the beginning last year. All 38 points of the Plan during last year were completed on time. At the same time 35 points out of 38 are inmplemented but with the ongoing process. These issues include: organization of athletes testing at IWAS competitions, results management, TUEs request approval, anti-doping education of asthletes and athletes personnel and other important issues. The implementation of this plan is mandatory to comply with WADA Code. This is necessary condition for the functioning of our organization.
Russia is represented by 20 athletes in wheelchair fencing.