October 31, 2007
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WADA Statement Regarding Conte's Public Declarations

Mr. Victor Conte, the founder and owner of the Bay Area Laboratory Co-Operative (BALCO), who pled guilty in 2005 to illegal steroid distribution and money laundering, has made public declarations that he wants to "expose the truth" (BBC HARDtalk interview, 10 August 2007) to help in the fight against doping in sports and is willing to speak with WADA President Richard Pound in this regard. WADA has made several attempts to contact Mr. Conte in order to ascertain whether he is able to help in any legitimate way. Mr. Conte has not returned any of WADA's messages.