The only 35-year old pole Witold Banka becomes the next president of The world anti-doping agency (WADA).
Banka was officially approved Thursday on Wadas congress in Katowice. He replaces 77-year-old Craig Reedie and joins 1. January.
Dopingbekæmpernes future right-hand man is now minister for tourism and sport in Poland and has promised to try to eradicate doping in international sport.
Already in may, Witold Banka was appointed as WADA's next presidential candidate, and Thursday's choice was mostly a formality.
The new president joins at a time when the sporting world is entangled in the protracted Russian dopingaffære, which has now lasted for more than four years.
- We all have the same objective, namely to make the sport clean and create a fair environment, " says Banka, according to news agency Reuters.
- I promise to try to build bridges to all stakeholders. I'm sure that together, we can make antidopingsystemet stronger, says the newly elected president.
Witold Banka has a past as a athlete and was, among other things, on Poland's stafetlandshold on the 4 x 400 metres.
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