Monday, August 18, 2008
Instrument of Ratification: International Convention Against Doping in Sport
I predicted - back in June - that U.S. ratification of the International Convention Against Doping in Sport was being timed to coincide with the Olympics. And, sure enough, on the eve of the Games, President Bush signed the U.S. instrument of ratification. Presumably, it was deposited (with the Director-General of UNESCO) shortly thereafter. In accordance with Article 37(2) of the Convention, the earliest date the United States will become a State Party is October 1st.