IOC selects Craig Reedie for WADA presidency

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Moscow • The IOC has nominated Craig Reedie to become the next president of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

Reedie, an IOC vice president from Britain, says he was chosen Friday over two other candidates — former Olympic hurdles great Edwin Moses and former IOC medical director Patrick Schamasch.

Reedie was put forward by the International Olympic Committee executive board to succeed John Fahey, a former Australian minister who steps down at the end of the year.

The 72-year-old Reedie, who is already a member of WADA's executive committee, had been the firm favorite. He will be put up for election at the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg from Nov. 12-15.

Reedie's election is expected to be a formality.