March 23, 2012
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Dates confirmed for 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport

WADA has confirmed that the 2013 World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg will be held from November 12-15.

The 2013 World Conference, which will be hosted by Sport and Recreation South Africa and the City of Johannesburg at the Sandton Convention Centre, will be the fourth of its kind.

Reaching a conclusion at the Conference will be the World Anti-Doping Code review and WADA’s Foundation Board will approve the next edition of the Code to come into operation in January, 2015.

Johannesburg was confirmed as the host city for the 2013 World Conference by the WADA Foundation Board in November 2010.

“This will be the fourth World Conference for WADA and as always it will serve as a critical event for the world’s anti-doping community,” said WADA President John Fahey.

“I would again like to thank Sport and Recreation South Africa and the City of Johannesburg for agreeing to host the Conference, which is further proof of their commitment to the fight against doping in sport.”

The first World Conference on Doping in Sport was held in Lausanne, Switzerland in early 1999 and led to the creation of WADA later that year.

In 2003, 1,200 representatives from across the world attended the second Conference in Copenhagen, during which the World Anti-Doping Code was approved.

Madrid hosted the third Conference in November 2007. It was attended by 1,600 representatives and culminated in the adoption of a revised version of the Code.

The current Code Review began in November 2011 and after a highly-consultative, two-year process the Code will again be revised and a new version adopted at the 2013 Conference in Johannesburg.