Global DRO Grows Stronger with Anti-Doping Switzerland Partnership

(Ottawa, Ontario – December 12, 2016) – With the launch of its Global DRO (www.globaldro.com), Anti-Doping Switzerland (ADCH) has officially joined a network of national anti-doping organizations empowering athletes to easily determine if a licensed medication is prohibited or permitted in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List.

Well-known for its leadership in the anti-doping community, ADCH will further expand the international reach of the Global DRO network, provide additional anti-doping expertise, and help facilitate upgrades to the entire platform in 2017. Global DRO is currently maintained through a partnership between the ADCH, UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), and the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA). Furthering the network, the Japanese Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) and the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Agency (ASADA) are official Global DRO licensees.

ADCH’s launch of its Global DRO resource means that both Swiss athletes, as well as their counterparts from around the world, can quickly check the prohibited status of medications purchased in Switzerland. Through the international drug reference resource, athletes and support personnel can also find information about medications purchased in Australia, Canada, Japan, the United Kingdom, and the United States.

“The CCES is pleased to welcome Switzerland to the Global DRO network and we look forward to seeing other national anti-doping agencies join,” said Paul Melia, President and CEO of the CCES. “As more countries’ drugs are added to the database, there is an exponential benefit for athletes that train and compete internationally: a single, consistent source for this critical information.”

About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.

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