Montreal, June 18, 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.
A number of events surrounding these meetings are being organized for the media on June 21.
Sunday, June 20, 2004
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – WADA Executive Committee meeting
Location: WADA headquarters, Montreal
This meeting is not open to the media. No press conference will be organized at the end of the day.
Monday, June 21, 2004
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. – WADA Foundation Board meeting
Location: Delta Hotel Centre Ville, Regency Room, 777 University Street, Montreal
The meeting is open to the media. Places will be reserved in the meeting room for journalists. No recording of the meeting will be allowed.
Photographers and cameramen will be allowed to take photos or film for the first five minutes of the meeting.
Those journalists who wish to attend the meeting are asked to contact, by June 18, Carolyn Riddle at firstname.lastname@example.org or at +1-514-904-8845. Accreditation can be picked up outside the meeting room on June 21.
A working space for journalists will be available at the Delta Hotel throughout the day.
4:00 p.m. – Press conference following the Foundation Board meeting. Time is subject to change depending on the meeting. Please check with Media Relations Manager Frédéric Donzé at: 514-979-8820.
Location: Delta Hotel Centre Ville, Regency Room, 777 University Street, Montreal.