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Ninth Olympic Summit: Strengthening International Cooperation against Doping and Combating Unilateral Behavior

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December 12. The summit manifesto expressed support for the coordination of the global anti-doping campaign chaired by the world anti-doping agency, and criticized the United States’ attempt to “long-arm jurisdiction” without naming.

The declaration stated that “under the auspices of the World Anti-Doping Agency, there is a need to strengthen global cooperation between sport and government.”

The worldwide anti-doping regime, including the world anti-doping agency, the International Sports Arbitration Tribunal, governments, international individual sports federations, and the full participation of athletes, must not be undermined by unilateral acts by governments or individual sports organizations.” The summit reaffirmed that the global anti-doping campaign can only be credible and successful if it is based on globally recognized rules and seamless international cooperation.

On December 4, U.S. President Trump signed the Rochenkov Anti-Doping Act, which also means that the United States will impose “long-arm jurisdiction” over doping-related incidents on international stadiums.

The bill will allow the United States to charge and impose fines or imprisonment, up to $1 million and 10 years in prison, against anyone involved in doping incidents involving international sports events involving American athletes, broadcasters or sponsors.

The bill has been strongly opposed by the International Olympic Committee and the World Anti-Doping Agency.

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