POSTED: November 1st 2008

WADA meets the media

3rd Media Symposium in Lausanne 2008 / Image: WADA
3rd Media Symposium in Lausanne 2008 / Image: WADA

SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT / Sports Features Communications

MONTREAL: The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will host its fourth media symposium with the president and secretary-general on February 24 at the Olympic Museum in Lausanne, Switzerland.

WADA president John Fahey and director general David Howman will meet with other speakers to inform and update the press on recent advances and challenges in the fight against doping in sport and the overview for 2009.

The upcoming year will mark a benchmark for WADA as the organization celebrates its 10th anniversary.

On January 1 the revised World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards will come into force and in addition the focus will be strengthened in many areas such as scientific research, longitudinal follow-up through the Athlete Passport concept, education and prevention, anti-doping development, and cooperation between sport and law enforcement authorities.

IOC president Dr Jacques Rogge stated last week that the fight against doping is one of his highest priorities for his second term as president and the IOC will be working alongside WADA to maintain fair competition among top-level sports.

Picture (above right): WADA president John Fahey / Image: WADA

Keywords · World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) · Lausanne · Switzerland · Olympic Museum · John Fahey · David Howman · World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards · Athlete Passport · IOC President Rogge

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