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WADA meets in May

Tue, May  12, 2009 - By FIS

WADA's Executive Committee and Foundation Board, of which FIS President Gian Franco Kasper is member, will meet on 9th-10th May in Montreal (CAN) for the first time this year.

The meeting will discuss topics such as implementation and enforcement of the amended World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards, which went into effect on 1st January this year. Also on the agenda is the recent advisory opinion released by the European Union's Article 29 Working Party on Data Protection, which examined WADA's International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (Data Protection Standard), as well as a number of anti-doping rules and practices.

The advisory opinion recognized the proportionality and legitimacy of the current whereabouts regime for top-level elite athletes, as well as the significant advances made in relation to athletes' data protection in the global anti-doping system through the implementation of the Data Protection Standard.

In addition, the meetings will allow the members to consider recent advances in anti-doping and to be updated on some of the WADA's key activities. These include doping prevention, athlete education, anti-doping development, science, the Athlete Passport Program, cooperation with law enforcement and pharmaceutical companies, ratification of the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport by individual countries, as well as issues related to recent doping cases and investigations.