IOC drops Sepp Blatter from World Anti-Doping Agency board

FIFA president Sepp Blatter will no longer serve as one of the representatives of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) on the foundation board for the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Blatter's 16-year-term as an IOC member ended in August after he did not seek re-election, but the 79-year-old's term on the WADA board ran through the end of 2015.

"The IOC is in the process of choosing a new member of the WADA Foundation Board,'' the Olympic body said in a statement. "Mr. Blatter is no longer an IOC member and will not represent the IOC during this time.''

WADA said it is waiting to hear from the IOC who will replace Blatter on its decision-making body.

"We understand that Mr. Blatter is no longer an IOC Member,'' WADA told the AP. "We also understand that he will no longer be representing the IOC in one of its four Olympic Movement positions on WADA's foundation board.''

FIFA is due to elect a new president in February after Blatter's decision to step down, soon after being re-elected in May for a fifth term amid Swiss and American investigations into soccer bribery.