Deadline to register interventions is 4 October and participants is 18 October
WADA encourages organizations to register athlete delegates
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that it has extended the deadline to register participants for the Agency’s Fifth World Conference on Doping in Sport – taking place in Katowice, Poland from 5-7 November – to 18 October. The Agency also takes this opportunity to remind delegates that should they wish to make a public intervention during the Conference, the deadline to register is 4 October.
PARTICIPANT AND ATHLETE REGISTRATION
Under the of the World Conference, organizations are permitted to register a pre-determined number of delegates for the event. This year, in order to encourage athlete participation, the Agency is inviting organizations to register one athlete as a delegate on top of their allotment listed on the . With over 1,100 participants already registered, WADA strongly encourages stakeholders to register as soon as possible in order to secure participation.
For further information on allotments and to participants and/or athletes by the deadline of 18 October, please consult the that contains all relevant information, including: the ; the ; , ; and a .
INTERVENTION REGISTRATION AND SUBMISSION
As it has done at previous World Conferences, WADA will once again offer the opportunity to intervene publicly during the Conference Plenary related to the World Anti-Doping Code (Code).
Please note that only delegates can publicly intervene and that priority will be given to those that register their request to intervene prior to the Conference. Due to the high number of interventions expected, they will be limited to three minutes each. In the event that more intervention requests are received than available slots, WADA will be required to prioritize the interventions and/or possibly shorten the time offered.
The process for registering and submitting interventions is outlined in full on the and the key highlights are summarized below:
1. To register interventions
Delegates who wish to make an intervention during the Plenary Sessions (related to the Code) should register their interest via e-mail to: by 4 October 2019.
The same process applies to delegates who wish to make an intervention during the Side Sessions of the Conference where the focus will be on the various International Standards and the Anti-Doping Charter of Athlete Rights.
2. To submit interventions
Delegates who wish to make an intervention in Katowice are strongly encouraged to provide an advance copy of their written document in English and/or French via e-mail to: by 21 October 2019.
Written documents should be a maximum of two A4 (or letter size) pages in length (approximately 400-500 words).
All documents will be posted on the as soon as possible after the relevant session.
While are welcome to submit a written contribution, the Agency will not be able to accommodate these submissions with an intervention slot during the Conference Plenary Sessions.
Should you have any questions regarding the Conference, including queries relating to registration, accommodation and transport, please consult the on the .
We look forward to welcoming you all in Katowice.