16 October 2017

Media Advisory: WADA to hold Foundation Board Meeting on 16 November

Board maintains focus on range of topics aimed at strengthening WADA and Clean Sport

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that the Agency’s Foundation Board Meeting will be held on 16 November 2017 in Seoul, South Korea; and that, the full-day event will be open to the media as per WADA’s Statutes. 

The Meeting, which will be chaired by WADA President, Sir Craig Reedie, will open with an update from WADA Director General, Olivier Niggli; in particular, regarding the series of recommendations endorsed by the 20 November 2016 Board concerning compliance, governance and the laboratory accreditation process.

Thereafter, the day will include updates from WADA’s Committee Chairs; in particular, from WADA’s Athlete Committee; the independent Compliance Review Committee, with recommendations related to the compliance status of certain World Anti-Doping Code signatories – most notably Russia; the Health Medical and Research Committee; and, the Education Committee. Members will also be informed regarding a broad range of operational developments related to the World Anti-Doping Code; and, as it relates to Finance, be asked to approve the 2018 budget and discuss longer-term budgetary plans.

At the conclusion of the meeting, Sir Craig Reedie and Olivier Niggli will hold a Media Conference that will provide members of the media with the opportunity to discuss the Meeting’s outcomes and other anti-doping-related matters.

WADA’s 38-member Foundation Board is composed equally of representatives from the Olympic Movement and Governments. The Agency’s 12-member Executive Committee, which is composed similarly, will hold a meeting on 15 November that is not open to the media.

Notes for Media
The Foundation Board Meeting will take place on 16 November from 08:30 – approximately 16:00 KST at:

The Westin Chosun
Grand Ballroom – 1st floor
106 Sogong-ro, Jung-gu, Seoul, South Korea
+82 2-771-0500

Seating will be reserved inside the room for media that wish to attend.

No audio or video taping of the Meeting is permitted. Photographers and cameramen will be allowed in the Meeting room for a five-minute pan just prior to the start of the Meeting.

Media that wish to attend the Meeting or the post-Meeting Media Conference; and/or would like to request an individual interview with Sir Craig Reedie or Olivier Niggli, must be accredited and should contact Maggie Durand as outlined below by 6 November 2017.

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Maggie Durand, Coordinator, Media Relations and Communications
Phone: + 1-514-904-8225
E-mail: media@wada-ama.org