Drugs in sport symposium: registration details

From the World Anti-Doping Agency
Registrations are now open for the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) fourth Media Symposium, to be held on February 24 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

This symposium will be an opportunity for the media to hear from WADA’s President John Fahey and Director General David Howman, among other speakers, who will provide updates about the Agency’s work and mission, as well as the advances and the challenges of the fight against doping in sport.

2009 will be an important year for WADA in many respects. In November, the Agency will celebrate its 10th anniversary — a good time to review its achievements to date and discuss next steps. The revised World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards went into force on January 1. These revised documents, which are the result of broad consultation, are aimed at strengthening the global fight against doping in sport.

In addition, 2009 will see continued advances in WADA’s key priority areas, including scientific research, longitudinal follow-up through the Athlete Passport concept, education and prevention, anti-doping development, and cooperation between sport and law enforcement authorities. The provisional programme of the day, including logistical details, is now available on WADA’s website.

To register, participants are requested to send the following details to before February 10, 2009 : Name; Title; Organization; Mailing address; E-mail address; Phone; Fax.

Please note that for logistical reasons, registration is mandatory for all participants.

WADA contact for the Media:
Frédéric Donzé
WADA Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Phone : +1 514 904 8820
E-mail :

WADA is the international independent organisation created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. The Agency is composed and funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code – the document harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and all countries.

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