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WADA Re-Elects Pound As Chairman

November 21, 2004

MONTREAL (AP) _ Dick Pound unanimously was re-elected Sunday as chairman of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s foundation board, and the board also increased the agency’s budget by $1.47 million.

The 2005 budget will be slightly more than $21.7 million. It is the first budget increase for WADA in two years, and officials said it was necessary because of the agency’s increased responsibilities.

``This increase is the absolute minimum necessary for WADA to not only meet its responsibilities under the (World Anti-Doping Code), but to continue to move forward in crucial areas such as research and education,″ said Pound, who also is the agency’s president.