The IPC and WADA Join forces
Wildschönau, Austria offered the perfect backdrop to the 2004 International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Skiing World Championships. Athletes from 28 nations participated in this important event which showcased the world’s top talent in the lead-up to the 2006 Paralympic Winter Games in Turin, Italy.
WADA’s Athlete Outreach Program had an important presence at this event which took place from 31 January to 7 February. The Athlete Outreach Program strives to build greater awareness about WADA and the anti-doping issue and to give all athletes an opportunity to be involved, active and informed about doping in sport.
IPC President Phil Craven offered his support for both WADA and the World Anti-Doping Code saying, “Doping in sport continues to be a serious issue at all levels. By showing its support for WADA, the IPC is sending a strong message that we will not tolerate doping in sport.”
In March 2003, the IPC signed the World Anti-Doping Code. Thereafter, the IPC Anti-Doping Code was revised to comply with the World Anti-Doping Code and WADA’s standards. This Code will apply at all IPC sanctioned competitions including the Athens 2004 Paralympic Games.