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September 13, 2018

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WADA TO HOLD MEDIA CONFERENCE FOLLOWING KENYA PROJECT TASKFORCE MEETING IN NAIROBI

Montreal, 13 September 2018 – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that its Intelligence and Investigations (I&I) Department will hold a “Kenya Project Taskforce” meeting later this month in collaboration with the Anti-Doping Agency of Kenya (ADAK) and the Athletics Integrity Unit (AIU), focusing on combatting doping in Kenya.

The meeting, which will be held in Nairobi on 27 and 28 September, is the latest initiative being implemented by WADA’s I&I Department following the launch in 2017 of a full-scale investigation, known as the Kenya Project.

The Kenya Project was set up by WADA and the AIU to better understand the nature and extent of the doping issue in Kenya with the view to developing a multi-stakeholder network that would be better equipped to tackle Kenyan doping in sport. The meeting will be an opportunity to bring together all stakeholders in the latest round of talks. It will also update attendees on progress made to date.

At the conclusion of day one of the meeting, WADA Director of I&I Gunter Younger, ADAK CEO Japhter Rugut and Head of the AIU Brett Clothier will hold a press conference providing members of the media with the opportunity to discuss the meeting’s outcomes and other Kenya-related anti-doping matters.

  • What: Press conference after day one of the Kenya Project Presentation
  • When: Thursday, 27 September at 17:30 (EAT)
  • Where: Conference Room 2, Trademark Hotel, Limuru Road, Village Market, Gigiri, Nairobi, Kenya 00621
  • Who: WADA (Director of I&I Gunter Younger), ADAK (CEO Japhter Rugut), AIU (Head of AIU Brett Clothier)

Media that wish to attend the meeting or the post-meeting media conference and/or would like to request an interview with Gunter Younger, must be accredited and should contact James Fitzgerald, Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications, as outlined below no later than 24 September 2018.

 

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James Fitzgerald
Senior Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Phone: + 1-514-904-8225
E-mail: media@wada-ama.org

Maggie Durand
Manager, Media Relations and Communications
Phone: + 1-514-904-8225
E-mail: media@wada-ama.org

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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organization created in 1999 to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. The Agency is composed and funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code – the document harmonizing regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and all countries.

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