No point in WADA looking into Salazar athletes - USADA's Tygart

America's world 100 metres champion Christian Coleman is one of several top athletes to have been caught up in problems because of the whereabouts rule designed to fight doping

America's world 100 metres champion Christian Coleman is one of several top athletes to have been caught up in problems because of the whereabouts rule designed to fight doping

In 2016, the WADA Independent Commission chaired by Canadian sports law professor Richard McLaren delivered a report, which stated in particular that Russian Federation allegedly employed a state-sponsored doping system.

RUSADA was suspended after the 2015 WADA report found evidence of state-sponsored doping in Russian sport and the country was barred from the Rio de Janeiro Olympics the following year. These accusations are denied by the authorities of Russian Federation.

"The new future of anti-doping starts today", Banka, a former sprinter who helped Poland win a bronze medal in the 4x400 meters relay at the 2007 World Championships, told the Katowice conference.

"The revelations exposed by the WADA-led investigations of Richard Pound and Richard McLaren forced a sea change in attitude around the globe", Reedie continued.

Witold Bańka, the Polish Tourism and Sports Minister who will take over as the new president of the World Anti-Doping Agency on January 1, has called on sport's commercial sponsors to contribute financially towards the fight against doping.

Tygart, who has been critical of Wada's leadership, said: "That was the first thing to come out of Wada after the Usada decision".

Salazar was banned for four years last month for doping violations but no athletes were sanctioned, prompting the president of the International Olympic Committee to order checks on whether they had been properly investigated. "By imposing these conditions, we have now gained access to the data and samples contained within the Moscow Laboratory that was, for so long, out of reach".

Reedie said the level of cheating was "unprecedented", putting WADA under mounting pressure to work for all clean athletes as Russia's anti-doping agency, RUSADA, was declared noncompliant.

"What it (scandal) taught us when it erupted was that we were not equipped to deal with such a large-scale program", Reedie said.

In a panel discussion at the Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport in Poland, Ms Mohamed stated that there was need to create confidential avenues that will encourage reporting of doping cases in a bid to promote the sanctity and integrity of sports.