The Tourism and Sports Ministry will submit draft amendments to the country’s anti-doping law for cabinet approval next Tuesday.
The changes to Thailand’s anti-doping law are intended to end a ban imposed by the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada).
Wada declared Thailand non-compliant in October after it failed to fully implement its 2021 anti-doping code. It also barred Thailand from hosting international football tournaments.
Thai athletes are allowed to compete in regional, continental and world championships but the national flag is not flown at such events, excluding the Olympics and Paralympics.
Tourism and Sports Minister Phiphat Ratchakitprakarn told parliament yesterday that the Sports Authority of Thailand had held talks with Wada over the proposed amendments.
Both sides were satisfied with the outcome and Wada officials showed a positive response to the proposed changes, he said. After cabinet approval they will be forwarded to parliament.
Source: Bangkok Post