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Indonesia is Officially Free from WADA Sanctions

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Friday, February 4, 2022 – 16:19 WIB

VIVA – Indonesia has officially been released from all sanctions by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as of February 3, 2022. The sanctions will be lifted after Indonesia meets all the requirements set by WADA.

Previously, WADA imposed sanctions on Indonesia and Thailand because they were deemed unable to implement an effective doping test.

The sentence was imposed by WADA on September 14, 2021 and takes effect on October 7, 2021.

Several sanctions were imposed for Indonesia, ranging from not being able to host sporting events and not being able to occupy strategic positions in international sports institutions. And what is most felt is the prohibition of the Red and White Flag from flying in all events, both regionally and internationally for the next year.

The government through the Ministry of Youth and Sports moved quickly to form a Task Force for the Acceleration of the Settlement of WADA Sanctions led by Raja Sapta Oktohari. They moved quickly together with the Indonesian Anti-Doping Agency (LADI) to free Indonesia from the sanctions.

After 3.5 months, the work carried out by the WADA Sanctions Acceleration Settlement Task Force has paid off. WADA officially determined that LADI had complied with WADA rules so that Indonesia was declared free from punishment. The Red and White Flag can now fly again in all events.

“Through a meeting in Montreal (Canada) on February 2, 2022 or February 3, Indonesian time, LADI has been deemed to be in compliance with the WADA Code, so the sentence that was originally a year was drastically reduced to only 3.5 months,” said Oktohari at a press conference at the Wisma Kemenpora, Jakarta. , Friday February 4, 2022.

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