KHL Memorandum Strengthens Anti-Doping Campaign
The Kontinental Hockey League has signed a Memorandum with the IIHF (International Ice Hockey Federation) and ADDEPT (the agency responsible for collecting samples for doping tests) which enables the League to continue implementing its stringent anti-doping campaign in full compliance with accepted International procedures.
The signing of the Memorandum is the result of a series of talks held with the IIHF Medical Department, WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency), the UK anti-doping agency, plus various WADA-accredited anti-doping laboratories and international agencies for test sample collection. The conclusion of the tripartite Memorandum of Understanding between the KHL, ADDEPT, and the IIHF facilitates the renewal of all the procedures required for implementing anti-doping controls at games in the KHL Championship, from the 21st of February, 2016.
The agreement is an important step toward strengthening anti-doping measures during the ongoing preparations in Russia for hosting the 2016 IIHF World Hockey Championship.