US blasts WADA proposal to penalize member countries that fail to pay

Montreal (AFP) – Tensions between the World Anti-Doping Agency and the United States flared Thursday as a US government representative called a proposal to sanction countries that withdraw agreed upon funding “a direct attack on the United States.”A virtual meeting of WADA’s Foundation Board saw officials from both the global watch-dog and the United States voicing the need for cooperation.But Anthony Jones, representative of the US Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP), bristled at a proposal to punish member countries that opt out of funding.That’s just what the ONDCP recommended US…

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