November 17, 2007
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World Conference: Daily Summary, November 17

The Third World Conference on Doping in Sport, organized by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with the support of the Spanish High Council for Sport in Madrid (Spain), has brought together more than 1,500 representatives of public authorities, the Sport Movement, the anti-doping community, athletes, observers, and the media to review the major advances that have been made in the fight against doping since WADA’s inception in late 1999, and what strategies will be needed in the future.

As such, the chief topic of discussion this week is the Revised World Anti-Doping Code, the core document adopted in 2003 by the Sport Movement and Governments of the world as the framework for the global harmonized fight against doping in sport. The purpose of the revision is to leverage the experience gained to date and to strengthen anti-doping programs worldwide.

The World Conference is being held over a period of two and a half days, from November 15 – 17, 2007.

Summary of Day 3 (November 17)

Additional information in relation to the Conference can be found at www.wadamadrid2007.com, available in English, Spanish and French. Live Web casts and daily recordings of the plenary sessions of the Conference are also available from this Web site.