27 November 2007
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Save the Date: Media Symposium Hosted by WADA with President-elect the Hon. John Fahey A.C. on February 27, 2008, in Lausanne

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will hold a symposium for journalists on February 27, 2008, at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This symposium will be an opportunity for the media to hear from WADA’s President-elect, the Hon. John Fahey, whose term will begin on January 1, 2008.

The year 2008 will be an important year for WADA in many respects. It is the first year that signatories to the 2003 World Anti-Doping Code (Code)—the document harmonizing anti-doping rules and regulations across all sports and all countries—must publicly report their status vis-à-vis Code compliance. In addition, following the unanimous adoption of the revised Code in November at the Third World Conference on Doping in Sport in Madrid, signatories will also have to implement the necessary amendments in their rules prior to the coming into force of the revised Code on January 1, 2009. For their part, governments worldwide will continue to individually ratify the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport, the treaty through which they align their domestic policies with the Code.

In addition, continued advances will be made in 2008 in WADA’s key priority areas including research, testing, education, coordination, anti-doping development, and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. 

In light of these developments and activities, WADA invites all interested journalists for a day of interaction and updates about the Agency’s work and mission, as well as the advances and the challenges of the fight against doping in sport in general.

Program details, registration information and other logistical details will be available soon.

WADA contact for the Media:

Frédéric Donzé
WADA Media Relations & Communications Manager
Phone : +1 514 904 8820
E-mail : frederic.donze@wada-ama.org