4 February 2010

Web Site and Magazine Highlight WADA's Role in Vancouver

WADA has created a section of its Web site outlining the Agency’s role at the upcoming Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games.

This section includes a special issue of WADA’s flagship magazine, Play True, in a new Web format, launched last November, which includes in particular video clips. The anti-doping rules of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) for the Vancouver Games can also be found in the section.

The Vancouver issue of ePlay True highlights WADA’s responsibilities at the Olympic and Paralympic Games. While the IOC and the IPC are responsible for anti-doping at their respective Games, WADA will assume a number of roles in the lead-up to, and during, the Games. These include in particular the presence of Independent Observer and Athlete Outreach Teams, the members of which are presented in this issue.

Along with regular features, such as editorials from WADA's President John Fahey and Director General David Howman, ePlay True also contains contributions from the Vancouver Organizing Committee for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games (VANOC) on their commitment to anti-doping, as well as a profile of the WADA accredited anti-doping laboratory responsible for analyzing doping control samples collected as part of the Games.