21 February 2003

WADA to Broadcast World Conference on Doping in Sport Live on Webcast

Montreal, February 21, 2003 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that it will broadcast live on its website portions of the upcoming World Conference on Doping in Sport in Copenhagen. The highlights of the three-day Conference, including the sessions and the final press conference, will be available for live viewing on the site. In addition, the meeting of WADA’s Foundation Board, which will take place on the last day of the Conference, will also be broadcast on the web.

The live webcast of the Conference will be on WADA's website, www.wada-ama.org at the following times:

All times are GMT +1

March 3rd

1:30PM – 3:00PM
Opening Ceremony

3:30PM – 6:00PM
Conference Session

March 4th

8:30AM – 11:00AM
Conference Session

11:30AM – 1:00PM
Conference Session

2:30PM – 5:00PM
Conference Session

March 5th

10:15AM – 11:00AM
Conference Session

11:00AM – 11:45AM
WADA Foundation Board Meeting

11:45AM – 12:30PM
Conference Session

12:30PM – 1:00PM
Closing Ceremony

1:00PM – 2:00PM
Press Conference

Updated information, such as powerpoint presentations made at the Conference, will also be published on WADA's website during the live webcast.

In order to view the broadcast, a Microsoft Media Player must be installed, which can be downloaded from Microsoft Corp.

As of today, a test signal is available on WADA’s website in order for users to verify that they have the necessary plug-ins installed on their computers. WADA recommends that users verify their ability to connect prior to the live broadcast.

Those experiencing any problems connecting to the test signal or during the actual webcast can send an e-mail to webmaster@wada-ama.org.

The live webcast is being produced by WADA in cooperation with Norwegian IT-company n3sport and Danish company StreamWorks (www.streamworks.dk).

Point of Contact for the media:

Frédéric Donzé, media relations manager
Tel: 1-514-904-8820
Cell: 1-514-979-8820
Email: frederic.donze@wada-ama.org