Montreal, September 19, 2005 – The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will meet on Tuesday 20, 2005, in Montreal for the second time this year.
At the meeting, Executive Committee members will approve the 2006 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which will be published by October 1, 2005, and will go into effect on January 1, 2006.
The Executive Committee will also approve the new scientific and social research projects to be funded by WADA.
Among other topics to be discussed by members are FIFA disciplinary rules. At its last meeting on May 15, WADA’s Executive Committee expressed its concern that FIFA disciplinary rules did not fully comply with the World Anti-Doping Code, but wished to work with FIFA to ensure that the changes could be approved by the FIFA Congress in Marrakech in September.
WADA’s Executive Committee members will also be updated on WADA’s activities in the areas of research, testing, education, finance, Independent Observers, and regional offices.
A press conference is scheduled following the meeting:
Tuesday, September 20, 2005
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Meeting of WADA’s Executive Committee.
This meeting is not open to media.
4:00 p.m.: Press conference following the Executive Committee meeting. (The time is subject to change depending on the conclusion of the meeting. Please check with WADA’s Carolyn Riddle at + 1-514-904-8845.)
Place: WADA’s heaquarters, Stock Exchange Tower (17th floor), Montreal.
Contact for the media:
Frédéric Donzé, WADA Media Relations Manager
Phone : + 1-514-904-8820
Cell : + 1-514-979-8820
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxThe World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. The Agency is composed and funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, out-of-competition testing, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code – the first document harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and all countries.