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Media Registrations Close November 16 for WADA 10th Anniversary Board Meeting and Press Conference

Montreal, November 9, 2009 – To mark its 10th anniversary, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will hold its annual end-of-the-year Executive Committee and Foundation Board meetings on December 1-2 in Stockholm, Sweden.

WADA was founded on November 10, 1999, in Lausanne, Switzerland, following a joint initiative from the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and governments of the world.

To celebrate a decade of Play True and WADA’s relentless commitment to doping-free sport, the Government of Sweden has offered to contribute to host the December meetings on the continent where WADA was founded. On this occasion, a number of WADA’s Founding Members will be present.

Journalists will have the opportunity to attend and observe the Foundation Board meeting on December 2. A press conference will immediately follow the conclusion of the Board proceedings in the same room.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009 – Foundation Board Meeting, Press Conference

Location: The Blue Room, Stockholm City Hall, Hantverkargatan 1.

9:00 am to 5:00 pm – Foundation Board meeting

As per WADA’s Statutes, the meeting is open to the media. Seats will be reserved inside the room for journalists who wish to attend. No audio or video taping of the meeting is permitted.

Photographers and cameramen will be allowed in the room for a 5-minute camera spray prior to the start of the meeting.

5:00 pm – Press conference

Participants will include WADA’s President John Fahey, Vice President Prof Arne Ljungqvist and Director General David Howman.

Please note that the time is subject to change depending on the conclusion of the meeting.

Press Room
A workroom for journalists will be available at the City Hall throughout the day on December 2.

Media representatives who wish to attend the meeting or the press conference must be accredited and are asked to send to Frédéric Donzé, WADA’s Media Relations & Communications Senior Manager, prior to November 16, the following details: name; title; organization; mailing address; e-mail address; office phone; mobile phone (for contact if the time of the press conference changes).

Please note that without pre-registration, WADA cannot guarantee available space within the meeting room to observe the proceedings.

WADA Contact for the Media:
Frédéric Donzé
Senior Manager, Media Relations & Communications
Phone: +1-514-904-8820
Cell : +1-514-979-8820