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WCBS Celebrates #PlayTrueDay with WADA

On 9 April 2021, the WCBS joined WADA and the World Sporting Community in celebrating #PlayTrueDay. Since 2014, in April of every year, WADA and the anti-doping community worldwide have celebrated Play True Day — a day that is dedicated to Clean Sport and is intended to raise awareness among athletes, the sporting public and others about […]


Billiards Sports in the Code Signatories of WADA’s Code

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes its 2020 Code Compliance Annual Report (Report). This second yearly report of its kind is an important element of WADA’s commitment to transparency and of WADA’s Compliance Strategy that was endorsed by WADA’s Executive Committee in 2019. One of WADA’s primary roles as the global regulatory body for anti-doping is […]


WCBS SEEKS CLARIFICATION FROM WADA ON COVID-19 VACCINES

The WCBS Anti-Doping Commission recently reached out to WADA President Mr Witold Bańka to seek clarification on COVID-19 vaccines being safe for athletes and if they contain any prohibited substances. WCBS is committed to the safety of its athletes and adhering to all WADA regulations. Through this proactive step, the WCBS Anti-Doping Commission is doing […]


NEW WCBS ANTI-DOPING RULES ADOPTED

The World Anti-Doping Agency has approved the new WCBS Anti-Doping Rules. The WCBS Anti-Doping Committee composed of Marcin Krzemiński – Chairman and Herbert Thuer and James Leacy – Members, worked for several months on changes in global regulations. The first version was sent to WADA in October 2020. Finally, after the introduction of amendments, the […]


JAYSON SHAW NAMED WORLD GAMES ATHLETE OF THE MONTH – DECEMBER 2020

Pool player Jayson Shaw (GBR), the silver medallist from The World Games 2017, was selected the Most Valuable Player at the Mosconi Cup in December 2020. The Mosconi Cup is a prestigious annual 9-ball pool competition between USA and Europe. Jayson Shaw won all five of his singles and doubles matches and sank the ball […]


WADA 2021 LIST OF PROHIBITED SUBSTANCES AND METHODS NOW IN FORCE

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) reminds athletes and all other stakeholders that its 2021 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List) enters into force from 1 January 2021. The 2021 List, which has been redesigned in order to improve navigation and usability for athletes and their support personnel, was approved by WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) during its […]


WCBS at IF Forum 2020 – Lausanne

On November 4 and 5, 2020, Diane Wild – General Secretary of WCBS and Marcin Krzeminski – Director and Board Member of WCBS took part in the IF Forum organized by SportAccord and GAISF. The IF Forum takes place annually and targets the specific needs of Olympic and International Sport Federations with a focus on […]


New WCBS Anti-Doping Code

Following the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport in Katowice, Poland, a new World Anti-Doping Code was approved, with the Executive Committee approving the International Standards which will come into effect on 1 January 2021. The Code is the fundamental and universal document upon which the World Anti-Doping Programme is […]


5th International Billiard Festival Kielce 2020

5th International Billiard Festival Kielce 2020 is open. In 2016-2019 about 300-400 participants from 15-17 countries. This year is of course different but there are 96 juniors in EEBC Junior Cup and 88 participants in Dynamic Billard Best of the East –Polish 9-Ball. Sport Klub –TV Channel is broadcasting 3 main matches of Polish 9-ball. […]


THE WORLD GAMES IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, MOVES TO JULY 2022

Lausanne, April 2nd 2020 THE WORLD GAMES IN BIRMINGHAM, ALABAMA, MOVES TO JULY 2022 The International World Games Association (IWGA) and Birmingham Organising Committee (BOC) have agreed to postpone the 11th edition of The World Games until 7th to 17th July 2022. The Games had originally been planned to take place from 15–25 July next year. […]