Golden 25 -- #11 Craig Reedie

(ATR) World Anti-Doping Agency leader navigating new code for 2015.

(ATR) With tougher sanctions coming in the World Anti-Doping Agency Code on Jan. 1, Reedie will lead the fight against the doping cheats.

A four-year ban is among the punishments possible for a first-time offence. The Scotsman will be called upon time and again to spread the message and answer questions about the range of new powers available to anti-doping authorities in sport.

Amid the storm of controversy over doping allegations in Russian sport, Reedie must be seen to be tough. In Canadian IOC member Richard Pound, who is chairing WADA’s investigation panel, he can have full confidence that the former WADA president will leave no stone unturned to get to the bottom of claims that have damaged the reputations of the IAAF and Russian sports leaders.

The IOC vice-president has the ear of Thomas Bach and, along with other trusted Olympic officials, has a job to do to help the German turn the Agenda 2020 reforms into reality.

2014 ranking: 10

The Around the Rings Golden 25, now in its 19th year, is sponsored by EY.

The list spotlights 25 individuals who will have substantial influence on the Olympic Movement in the year ahead. The Golden 25 is compiled by the staff of Around the Rings, the world’s most experienced journalistic team dedicated to covering the Olympics.

The countdown from number 25 began December 20. The number-one position will be announced Jan 1, 2015.

Reported by Mark Bisson

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