MEDIA SCHEDULE FOR EPO DETECTION TEST MEETING
LAUSANNE, Switzerland (21 July 2000) - What:
The six-member IOC Doping and Biochemistry of Sport sub-commission together with seven external experts will review the scientific qualifications of the proposed testing methods to detect EPO during a two-day meeting on 31 July – 1 August in Lausanne. The French and Australian research teams, both supported by IOC research funds, will report on the progress of their respective projects. This meeting is one of two steps these doping detection tests have to pass in order to be validated for the Olympic Games, the second step being a juridical review.
A press briefing and a press conference will be organized in connection with the meeting. The press briefing will review the procedure in place. The press conference will take place at the end of the two-day meeting to review the results.
Quai d'Ouchy 1
CH - 1006 Lausanne
tel.: (41.21) 621 65 11
fax: (41.21) 621 65 12
31 July 2000 9h00 –17h00
1 August 2000 9h00 – 13h30 (TBC)
Press briefings and conferences:
Auditorium, Olympic Museum
Cameras will be allowed in the meeting to shoot opening minutes on the first day.
A workroom with all the necessary facilities will be set up in the Olympic Museum (Winter Games Room, level 1)
Media representatives who wish to book accommodation can do so through the IOC.
Bookings will be made at:
4, avenue de Rhodanie
1001 Lausanne, Switzerland
tel.: (41.21) 612 76 12
fax: (41.21) 612 76 11
Media representatives are requested to confirm their attendance to the IOC Department of Communications: tel. (41.21) 621 61 11, fax (41.21) 621 63 56.