Mar 2, 2019
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) vice-president Linda Helleland has vowed to continue with her campaign to succeed Sir Craig Reedie as President, despite failing to secure the Council of Europe nomination.
The Council of Europe approved Polish Sports Minister Witold Bańka as their preferred candidate at a meeting earlier this week, dealing a considerable blow to rivals Helleland and Flemish Sports Minister Philippe Muyters.
The vote was widely expected after the Ad-Hoc European Committee for WADA had recommending putting Bańka forward as the continent's challenger last month.
It effectively means that Helleland and Muyters, should they both decide to stay in the race, will be campaigning without the backing of Europe.