World Conference on Doping in Sport: On the Scene in Madrid

November 15, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
(Atlanta, GA) Around the Rings will be on hand in Madrid this week when the World Anti-Doping Agency elects its first new president in eight years. Other items on the agenda include the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code and a review of major advances in the fight against doping.

WADA’s Foundation Board will appoint its next president and vice-president at a November 17 meeting. John Fahey of Australia, the sole candidate, is expected to win.

“The succession for a WADA president is a political issue that could signal whether governments are really unified in the fight against doping in sport,” says ATR editor Ed Hula.

Around the Rings continues its tradition of on-the-scene reporting from major events on the Olympic calendar. ATR Editor Ed Hula and ATR’s United Kingdom correspondent Mark Bisson will provide coverage from November 14 to November 18.

The conference participants include members of the IOC, WADA, International sport federations and media.

“Doping is the major issue affecting the integrity of sport today — it will be interesting to hear how the world's experts think the battle is being fought as the World Anti-Doping Agency comes of age,” says Hula.

Around the Rings’ conference coverage can be seen at

Also in Around the Rings this week, a noted Olympics expert predicts the Beijing 2008 medal count. Luciano Barra says he expects the United States to win the biggest pot of gold followed by China and Russia.

Next week, Around the Rings will present a special report on how the Olympic Movement makes use of new media. The four-part report will cover new media ranging from emails to social networking.

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