The President of the Medical Commission of the South American Football Confederation, Dr. Osvaldo Pangrazio, received a letter of congratulations from the Director General of the World Anti-Doping Agency, Dr. David Howman, "for the work done in the Seminar of the Medical Commission and Anti-Doping Unit led by you. In which we were pleased to participate in during our visit." The letter praised the work of the CONMEBOL in the ongoing fight against doping in sports.
The Seminar of the Medical Commission and Anti-Doping Unit of CONMEBOL was held on April 2 and 3 in the city of Luque, Paraguay. Present at the seminar were distinguished professionals of sports medicine. The autonomy of CONMEBOL and FIFA was ratified. In all competitions regarding doping controls there is mutual respect and support of WADA. In this regard Dr. Howman said that "we are preparing the documents that support the agreements of this visit and agreements that guarantee the commitment of FIFA, CONMEBOL and WADA."
Here we share the letter:
Dr. Osvaldo Pangrazio
Director of the Anti-doping Unit
South American Football Confederation
Dear Dr. Pangrazio,
It is with deep appreciation that I write you this note. Thank you for the excellent organization and hospitality at our recent meeting in CONMEBOL and the organization of the Anti-Doping Seminar of CONMEBOL on April 2 and 3 in the city of Luque, Paraguay, with our presence and that of FIFA.
It was really productive for WADA and certainly for football the anti-doping activities conducted through your institution. We especially want to congratulate the excellent work done in the Seminar of the Medical Commission and Anti-Doping Unit led by you in which we had the pleasure to participate during our visit.
For our part, we are preparing the documents supporting the the agreements of this visit and the agreements that guarantee the commitment of FIFA, CONMEBOL and WADA, which will be sent to you as soon as possible.
We remain at your disposal to continue working together and we are convinced that the success of this activity will benefit football worldwide.