(Ottawa, Ontario – June 13, 2018) – The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) congratulates Canada Soccer, Federación Mexicana de Fúbol Asociación, and U.S. Soccer on their successful joint bid to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup.

“We’re looking forward to seeing the very best men’s soccer teams in the world play for the World Cup on Canadian soil,” said Paul Melia, CCES President and CEO. “As Canada’s fully independent World Anti-Doping Code-compliant national anti-doping organization, the CCES would welcome the opportunity to work with FIFA to deliver anti-doping services at matches held in Canada.”  

The bid from North America was awarded the right to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup during the 68th FIFA Congress on June 13, 2018 in Moscow.

About the CCES

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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