May 26, 2004
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Teleconference Following Symposium on Nutritional Supplements


Montreal, 26 May, 2004 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Government of Canada, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) will organize a symposium May 30 and 31 in Montreal on nutritional supplements.

Experts from around the world in supplement production, nutrition and science, as well as representatives from governments and the sports movement, will gather for two days. The objective is to produce suggestions that will help solve the issue that nutritional supplements represent to the doping in sport problem and to the overall health and well-being of athletes.
The symposium is not open to the media. However, following the two-day event, a teleconference will be organized for journalists:

Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at 9:00 a.m. (Montreal time)

Participating in the teleconference will be: David Howman, WADA director general; Paul Melia, president and chief executive officer of CCES; and Mark Lowry, executive director of sport of COC.

Journalists in North America who wish to participate in the teleconference should call, before 9 a.m., 1 888 942 8172. Media from other parts of the world should send an email before 6 p.m., Montreal time, May 31 to with the telephone number where they can be reached. WADA will initiate all calls to journalists outside North America.