Montreal, 1 September 2006 — The Executive Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will meet on Saturday September 16, 2006, in Montreal for the second time this year.
At this meeting, Executive Committee members will approve the 2007 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, which will be published by October 1, 2006, and will go into effect on January 1, 2007.
The Executive Committee will also approve new scientific research projects to be funded by WADA, and discuss the status of artificially-induced hypoxic conditions following a consultation process which provided the Agency's stakeholders with an opportunity to express their opinion on this matter.
Among other topics to be addressed by WADA Executive Committee members are the review of the comments received from stakeholders as part of the first of the three consultation phases of the World Anti-Doping Code review process; and current issues in relation to recent doping cases and investigations.
In addition, WADA's Executive Committee members will be updated on the Agency's activities in the areas of research, testing, education, anti-doping development, Independent Observers, monitoring of stakeholders' compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, and regional offices.
The following events have been organized for the media in relation to this meeting:
Thursday, September 14, 2006 — 11:00 a.m. Montreal time (GMT -5): Teleconference. WADA's President Richard W. Pound will discuss the topics to be addressed at the Executive Committee meeting and will respond to journalists' questions.
Journalists from North America who wish to participate in the teleconference should, before 11:00 a.m. Montreal time, call 1-800-670-3547. Media representatives from other regions of the world should send an e-mail, prior to September 13 at 6:00 p.m. Montreal time, to firstname.lastname@example.org with the number where they wish to be contacted for the teleconference. WADA will initiate the call to media in regions of the world outside North America.
Saturday, September 16, 2006 — 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.: Meeting of WADA's Executive Committee. WADA's Executive Committee meetings are 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 Communications Coordinator James Roach at + 1-514-904-8796.) Location: WADA's heaquarters, Stock Exchange Tower (17th floor), Montreal.
Journalists who wish to attend the press conference must be accredited and are asked to contact James Roach, WADA Communications Coordinator at + 1-514-904-8796 or email@example.com.