Best of AP — Honorable Mention


AP sheds light on lobbying efforts against anti-doping legislation

Eddie Pells, attending the World Anti-Doping Agency’s meetings in Poland, obtained documents that showed WADA and the IOC were spending large sums to lobby against a piece of U.S. legislation that would put criminal penalties in place for large-scale doping operations that affect American athletes. Many attendees at the WADA board meeting learned more from Pels’ story than from the board itself, and the U.S. government representative cited the AP story in a speech chastising the WADA lobbying effort against the legislation.

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