Final preparations are underway for the Third World Conference on Doping in Sport, organized by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) with the support of the High Council for Sport of Spain on November 15-17 in Madrid. Nearly 1,500 participants representing the Sport Movement, public authorities, the anti-doping community, athletes, observers, and the media, will gather at the Spanish capital's Municipal Convention Center to discuss the state of the fight against doping in sport and consider further measures to be taken in this field.
The chief topic of discussion will be the revision of the World Anti-doping Code (Code) but high on the agenda is WADA's Foundation Board's appointment of WADA's next president and vice-president, whose three-year terms will commence on January 1, 2008. The third term of WADA's current president, Richard W. Pound, expires on December 31, 2007. Australian John Fahey is expected to be named Pound's successor.