29 July 2013
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WADA President Shows Support for Outreach Program at Ninth World Games

WADA President John Fahey visited the Outreach Program at the 2013 World Games which began in Cali, Colombia on July 25.

The Outreach Program aims to raise awareness of clean sport among athletes and their entourages at major multi-sport events across the world through the popular Say NO! to Doping campaign. This is the second time the Program has appeared at a World Games, having previously featured at the 2009 edition in Taiwan.

On visiting the Outreach booth, Fahey met with WADA Latin America Regional Office Coordinator Edna Serra, WADA Senior Manager, Athlete Relations & Communications Stacy Spletzer-Jegen, Executive Manager of the Central America RADO Melanie Calderon and Executive Manager of the Costa Rica NADO Adrián Guzmán.

Athletes, meanwhile, had the opportunity to learn more about the program through information resources and the WADA Play True Quiz, which is now available in 31 different languages.

The WADA President, who concludes his term at the end of 2013, also attended the Opening Ceremony before meeting a number of officials including IOC President Jacques Rogge, Colombian Sport Minister and IOC Member Andrès Botero, Colombian NOC President Baltazar Medina and International World Games Association (IWGA) President Ron Froehlich.

The World Games conclude on August 4.