— Published 20 May 2022

Heading to Busan in 2025

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) will head to South Korea for its next world conference on doping in sport, the sixth of its kind, scheduled for November 2025. The agency’s Foundation Board, meeting in hybrid mode on Thursday 19 May in Cairo, Egypt, decided to award the organisation of the event to the South Korean city of Busan. It was preferred to the two other candidates, Muscat (Oman) and Tampere (Finland). A fourth candidate city, Athens (Greece), withdrew its candidature before the vote. Busan obtained an absolute majority in the first round of voting. The World Conference brings together athletes and more than 1,500 representatives from the sports movement, governments, national and regional anti-doping organisations, laboratories, service providers, researchers and the media. Previous editions have been held in Lausanne (Switzerland, 1999), Copenhagen (Denmark, 2003), Madrid (Spain, 2007), Johannesburg (South Africa, 2013) and Katowice (Poland, 2019).