WADA to hold extraordinary Foundation Board meeting to discuss contamination case involving swimmers from China

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Agency invites media to attend 

Further to the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) communications since 20 April regarding the contamination case involving swimmers from China, WADA announces that it will virtually convene an extraordinary meeting of its Foundation Board (Board) this week as follows: 

  • Date: Friday, 17 May 2024 

  • Time: 07:00 EDT  

  • Format: Virtual (via Zoom Webinar) 

The objective of the Board meeting is to provide members with the opportunity to be further informed on this important matter by WADA experts and to be able to ask any questions that they may have.  

It should be noted that, while WADA’s Executive Committee (ExCo) already met regarding the case on 25 April, ExCo members are also invited to observe the Board meeting. 

Media Registration 

In line with WADA Governance Regulations, the Board meeting is a public forum, which is therefore open to the media.  

Working members of the media who wish to observe the Board meeting are kindly asked to register their request to attend by sending the following information to, no later than Wednesday, 15 May 2024:   

  • First and last name  

  • Media outlet/organization  

  • E-mail address  

The outcomes of the meeting will be announced via media release shortly after its conclusion.  

For any enquiries related to the Board meeting, please contact James Fitzgerald, Head of Media Relations, at