WADA to hold Media Conference in lead up to Tokyo 2020 Games

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to invite media to a pre-Olympic and Paralympic Games media conference, as detailed below, to apprise the media of the Agency’s activities surrounding the Tokyo 2020 Games.

WADA’s President, Witold Bańka; Vice-President, Yang Yang; Director General, Olivier Niggli; and, Dr. Francesca Rossi, Chair of WADA’s Independent Observer Team for the Olympic Games, will be on hand to answer media questions.

  • Date: Friday, 23 July 2021
  • Time: 10:00 a.m. (JST)
  • Location: Tokyo Big Sight, 3-11-1 Ariake, Koto-ku, Tokyo 135 0063
    Tokyo 2020 Main Press Centre (MPC)

[It should be noted that the media conference may be livestreamed. More information will be sent closer to the time of the conference.]

  • Languages: Simultaneous translation will be available in English, French, Russian and Japanese.

For one-on-one interview requests with the WADA President and Director General following the Media Conference, or for any other general enquiries relating to the conference, please contact Maggie Durand, Manager, Media Relations and Communications at by 5:00 PM EST on 22 July.

We look forward to seeing or hearing from many of you during the Games.