Egypt’s National Anti-Doping Organisation (EGY-NADO) has unveiled a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sportradar Integrity Services, as it seeks to strengthen integrity within Egyptian sports.
The MoU will enable EGY-NADO and Sportradar to cooperate on investigations into breaches of the Anti-Doping Code and other sporting integrity matters. It will also enable both the exchange of information and expertise, and offers the opportunity for collaboration on joint projects to strengthen the fight against doping and sporting corruption.
Commenting on the agreement, Dr. Osama Ghoniem, CEO of EGY-NADO, stated: “The importance of information gathered through intelligence within Anti-Doping investigations cannot be understated. Entering this cooperation, our Anti-Doping programmes are further strengthened by having access to the information, analysis and insights which Sportradar can provide us, and we foresee a great opportunity to work together and implement joint projects to help safeguard Egyptian sport in the years to come.”
Dr. Anja Martin, Director Anti-Doping Services of Sportradar, added: “We look forward to working alongside EGY-NADO in the coming years and playing our part in helping to uphold the high integrity standards of Egyptian sport. We anticipate many mutual benefits arising from this cooperation with one of the leading Anti-Doping organisations in Africa, and we will be ready from day one to offer any assistance we can into investigations via our intelligence experts specialising in the Anti-Doping field.”
The MoU comes as Egypt prepares for a big summer of sports, specifically with the country hosting the much anticipated African Cup of Nations tournament, which kicks off on the 21st of July, when Egypt takes on Zimbabwe.