1 August 2008
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Reminder: WADA Pre-Olympic and Paralympic Games Press Conference in Beijing August 7

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will hold its traditional pre-Olympic Games press conference on August 7 at the Main Press Center of the Beijing Olympic Games.

The 2008 Beijing Games will mark respectively WADA's fifth and fourth occasion of providing comprehensive anti-doping monitoring and educational resources at Olympic and Paralympic Games. The purpose of this press conference is to present WADA's programs and activities at the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and to update journalists on advances in the fight against doping in sport.

WADA's President John Fahey and Director General David Howman will be present and available to answer questions from the media. Also present will be Ms Sarah Lewis, Secretary General of the International Ski Federation (FIS), who will head the Independent Observer team at the Olympic Games.

Date: August 7, 2008
Time: 3 p.m.
Location: Press Conference Room One, Level Two of the Main Press Center of the Olympic Games

For those interested, WADA has developed a new "Beijing 2008" section of its Web site. This section features the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Anti-Doping Rules for the Games, as well as information about WADA's role at the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including a special issue of WADA's flagship magazine, Play True.

The "Beijing 2008" issue of Play True profiles WADA's programs at the Beijing Games, including sending an Independent Observer mission, delivering Athlete Outreach and participating in the Pre-Games Testing Task Force.

Click here to visit this section.

WADA contacts for the media during the Games:

August 4-11 (in Beijing)
Frédéric Donzé
WADA Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Phone: +86 135 2218 7492
E-mail: frederic.donze@wada-ama.org

August 12-15 (in Montreal)
Elizabeth Hunter
WADA Communications Director
Phone: +1 514 904 8827
E-mail: elizabeth.hunter@wada-ama.org

August 16-24 (in Montreal)
Frédéric Donzé
WADA Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Phone: +1 514 904 8820
E-mail: frederic.donze@wada-ama.org