May 8, 2019
Future increases in funding from the United States Government to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) could depend on the organisation's governance and enhanced transparency under President Donald Trump's budget plan.
The US is the biggest Government contributor to WADA and provides the watchdog with $2.5 million (£1.9 million/€2.2 million) annually, more than seven per cent of its budget.
But any additional funding may be conditional on reforms and improved transparency at WADA should the US budget be approved by Congress.
The plan proposes the US Government undergo a "more rigorous review process" before it considers granting extra money to WADA.
"This will ensure WADA operates with increased transparency and begins to utilise models of good governance, including addressing potential conflicts of interest and increasing the role of athletes in agency decision-making," the proposal reads.