Anti-doping agency to stay in Montreal until 2031

OTTAWA — The headquarters of the World Anti-Doping Agency will remain in Montreal until 2031.

The agency’s board made its final decision in a meeting in Seoul, South Korea, on Wednesday. 

The agency’s executives accepted an offer from federal Transportation Minister Marc Garneau, Christine St-Pierre, Quebec’s minister for International Relations, and the president of Montréal International, Yves Bolduc.

The federal and provincial governments agreed to increase annual financing for the agency to $3 million from $1.9 million. It will extend over 10 years, which will bring the amount to $35 million, with indexation factored in.

The agency board’s decision ends months of uncertainty over whether the World Anti-Doping Agency’s headquarters might move.

The agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee to promote, co-ordinate and monitor the fight against drugs…

Original published: 2017-11-16 01:48:28 Read the full Montreal News here

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