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30 Sep 2002
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WADA and IOC Publish New List of Banned Substances and Methods



New List will go into effect January 1, 2003

MONTREAL, September 30, 2002 - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) published today the new list of banned substances and methods, which will help guide doping control within the world of sports from January 1, 2003 to December 31, 2003. In releasing this list, WADA and the IOC have provided International Federations, National Olympic Committees and other Olympic partners the required three-month notice before this new list goes into effect. The current list, which was published in May 2001, will be applicable until December 31, 2002.

For the first time, the list of prohibited methods includes a reference to genetic doping.

"By introducing the notion of genetic doping into the list at this time, we at WADA and the IOC are taking into account the important changes occurring in doping techniques," said Richard W. Pound, WADA's president. "New medical technologies may pose new challenges in the fight against doping, but we, together with the scientific and medical communities, are ready to meet those challenges."

"This list takes into account the dangers of the future and follows one of the fundamental principles of the IOC: the protection of athletes' health," said Dr. Jacques Rogge, president of the IOC.

The new list can be found on both the WADA website and IOC website.

The next list, which is to be approved in 2003, will be part of the World Anti-Doping Code. The new list and Code will go into effect in 2004.

Contact Persons for the Media

Frederic Donze, WADA media relations manager
Telephone: +1-514-904-8820
Email: Frederic.donze@wada-ama.org

Emmanuelle Moreau, IOC Media Relations
Telephone : +41-21-621-61-11
Email : emmanuelle.moreau@olympic.org
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