Introduction

In 2014, Doping Authority Netherlands organised the International Conference on the implementation of the revised World Anti-Doping Code (ICIC2014). This conference took place two months after the World Conference on Doping in Sport in Johannesburg, and dozens of issues relating to the implementation of the WAD Code 2015 were discussed by 165 attendants in Vaals (Limburg, the Netherlands)

ICIC2014 was received very well by the participants, and several stakeholders expressed their interest in a second version of this conference, following the World Conference in Katowice. This made Doping Authority Netherlands decide to organise a follow-up conference: ICIC2020. The conference will –again–  take place in Vaals, from Wednesday 15 January to Friday 17 January 2020.

The venue and the general concept of the conference will be the same as in 2014. The implementation of relevant changes in the Code will be the core business. Additionally, the implementation of several new and revised International Standards will be a relevant part of the program. The main target groups of ICIC2020 are NADOs, RADOs, international federations and athlete representatives.

              

 

‘In 2014 we had a very inspiring first edition of our conference. I invite you all to join us in the Netherlands and hope to see you in the beautiful castle of Vaalsbroek’

Herman Ram, President Doping Authority Netherlands