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Review of the World Anti-Doping Code

Montreal, February 15, 2012

Dear WADA Stakeholder,

As you will be aware, the Code Review Process commenced on 28 November, 2011. Correspondence was sent to all stakeholders informing them of the review and drafting process that will continue over the next two years, with three rounds of consultation and culminating in the World Conference in Johannesburg, South Africa in November 2013.

Please be reminded that the submission deadline for the 1st Consultation Phase is March 15, 2012. By sharing your practical experiences with the Code via WADAConnect, you can provide WADA with constructive feedback which will enable WADA to make enhancements to the Code that will benefit the fight against doping in sport.

All stakeholders are urged to consider their practical experiences in providing suggestions for any amendments. In view of the relatively successful harmonious operation to date, we suggest you look carefully at areas which will benefit from change, additions or omissions, and reflect on the benefits to the global community of athletes arising from any suggested alteration.

If you have not already done so, please take the time to create a user account with the consultation platform using the user-friendly guide found here. You may then provide your comments, directly referencing the relevant Code Articles that are of particular interest to you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon in this 1st Consultation Phase and working with you to promote doping free sport and enhancing the Code.

Yours sincerely,

John Fahey AC