June 14, 2004
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Teleconference with Richard Pound Prior to WADA Executive Committee and Board Meetings


Montreal, June 14, 2004 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Executive Committee and Foundation Board will meet on June 20 and 21, respectively, in Montreal.

The Committee and Board will be updated on a number of issues including ongoing implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code by sports organizations prior to the Olympic Games in Athens. WADA will be issuing a report to the International Olympic Committee prior to the Games, detailing which organizations and international federations have accepted and implemented the Code, as required, before Athens. Other topics to be addressed include an update on the International Convention on Doping in Sport, which is being drafted under the auspices of the United Nations organization UNESCO; plans for WADA activities at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, such as the presence of Independent Observer and Athlete Outreach teams; and a draft 2005 budget for the Agency. Board and Committee members will also hear about all ongoing activities, including research, testing and educational projects.

Prior to these meetings, a teleconference has been organized for journalists:

Thursday, June 17, 2004
At 10 a.m., Montreal time, WADA’s President Richard W. Pound will discuss the agendas for the Board and Executive Committee meetings.

Journalists from North America who wish to participate in this teleconference should call, before 10 a.m., 1 888 942 8172. Media representatives from other parts of the world should send an email, before 6 p.m. Montreal time on June 16, to frederic.donze@wada-ama.org, with a telephone number where they can be reached for the teleconference. WADA will initiate the call to journalists from regions of the world other than North America.