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• WADA vice-president Yang calls for calm in feud with White House

July 01, 2020

China's World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vice-president Yang Yang has called for calm amid an escalating feud between the drugs watchdog and the White House.

Last week, the White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) threatened to pull its funding of WADA unless the international body undergoes major reform.

In a report to the United States Congress, the ONDCP questioned whether the country's investment was "value for money" and that it expected WADA to "operate in a transparent, accountable and independent manner".

The US pays more to WADA than any other nation, with its annual $2.7 million (£2.17 million/€2.39 million) contribution matched by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

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