September 14, 2006
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Reminder – Press Conference following WADA Executive Committee Meeting on September 16

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.

A press conference will follow this meeting:

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.