September 9, 2003
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WADA Executive Committee to Discuss Agency's Goals and Direction

Consequences for non-payment of dues and 2004 Prohibited List to also be addressed at upcoming meeting.

Montreal, September 9, 2003- The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announced today that its Executive Committee will meet on Monday, September 22 and Tuesday, September 23, 2003 in Montreal.


The Committee will spend the first day of its two-day meeting in an in-depth discussion on WADA's role and overall mission, and the tasks it should undertake in the coming years in light of responsibilities mandated by the new World Anti-Doping Code and continuing financial constraints.

Other topics that will be discussed include progress made on the adoption and implementation of the Code and WADA's financial situation. The Committee will entertain recommendations on possible measures against stakeholders that have not fulfilled their financial obligations to the Agency. The 2004 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods and the International Standards on Therapeutic Use Exemptions will be presented following expert review and approved.

Several events have been organized for the media surrounding the meeting:

Thursday, September 18, 2003
A teleconference with WADA's President, Richard W. Pound, has been organized for 10 a.m. Montreal time. Pound will discuss the themes of the upcoming meeting and respond to journalists' questions.

Media from North America who wish to participate should call, before 10 a.m., 1-800-274-8650. Journalists from other regions of the world should send, prior to 6 p.m. on September 17, a phone number where they can be reached for the teleconference to frederic.donze@wada-ama.org. WADA will initiate the call to those outside of North America.

Monday, September 22, 2003
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. - Executive Committee meeting.
This meeting is closed to the press and no activities with the media are scheduled.

Tuesday, September 23, 2003
9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Executive Committee meeting.
Location - WADA Headquarters, 800 Place Victoria, Montreal.
This meeting is closed to the press.

4:30 p.m. - Press conference following the Executive Committee meeting.
Location - WADA Headquarters, 800 Place Victoria, Montreal. The press conference can be simultaneously heard on WADA's website at www.wada-ama.org.

Point of Contact for the media :

Frederic DONZE
Manager, Media Relations
Tel: + 1 514 904 8820
Cell: + 1 514 979 8820
E-mail: frederic.donze@wada-ama.org
Web: www.wada-ama.org