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110th Congress 
 2d Session                      SENATE                     Treaty Doc.
                                                                 110-14
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            INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AGAINST DOPING IN SPORT

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                                MESSAGE

                                  from

                     THEPRESIDENTOFTHEUNITEDSTATES

                              transmitting

INTERNATIONAL CONVENTION AGAINST DOPING IN SPORT, ADOPTED BY THE UNITED 
 NATIONS EDUCATIONAL, SCIENTIFIC, AND CULTURAL ORGANIZATION ON OCTOBER 
                                19, 2005




 February 6, 2008.--Treaty was read the first time, and together with 
the accompanying papers, referred to the Committee on Foreign Relations 
          and ordered to be printed for the use of the Senate
                         LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL

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                                 The White House, February 6, 2008.
To the Senate of the United States:
    With a view to receiving the advice and consent of the 
Senate to ratification, I transmit herewith the International 
Convention Against Doping in Sport, adopted by the United 
Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization on 
October 19, 2005.
    The United States supported the development of the 
Convention as a means to ensure equitable and effective 
application and promotion of anti-doping controls in 
international competition. The Convention will help to advance 
international cooperation on and promotion of international 
doping control efforts, and will help to protect the integrity 
and spirit of sport by supporting efforts to ensure a fair and 
doping-free environment for athletes.
    The International Olympic Movement has been supportive of 
the promotion and adoption of this Convention by the 
international community. Ratification by the United States will 
demonstrate the United States' longstanding commitment to the 
development of international anti-doping controls and its 
commitment to apply and facilitate the application of 
appropriate anti-doping controls during international 
competitions held in the United States. Ratification will also 
ensure that the United States will continue to remain eligible 
to host international competitions. The Convention does not 
cover U.S. sports leagues.
    I recommend that the Senate give prompt and favorable 
consideration to the Convention and give its advice and consent 
to ratification.

                                                    George W. Bush.
                          LETTER OF SUBMITTAL

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                                    The Secretary of State,
                                      Washington, October 30, 2007.
The President,
The White House.
    The President: I have the honor to submit to you, with a 
view to its transmittal to the Senate for advice and consent to 
ratification, the International Convention Against Doping in 
Sport, adopted by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, 
and Cultural Organization on October 19, 2005.
    The United States supported the development of the 
Convention as a means to ensure equitable and effective 
application and promotion of anti-doping controls in 
international competition. The Convention will help to advance 
international cooperation on and promotion of international 
doping control efforts and will help to protect the integrity 
and spirit of sport by supporting efforts to ensure a fair and 
doping-free environment for athletes.
    The International Olympic Movement supports the promotion 
and adoption of this Convention by the international community. 
Ratification by the United States will demonstrate the United 
States' longstanding commitment to the development of 
international anti-doping controls and its commitment to apply 
and facilitate the application of anti-doping controls 
consistent with the Convention during competitions held in the 
United States. Ratification will also ensure that the United 
States will continue to remain eligible to host international 
competitions. An overview of the provisions of the Convention 
is enclosed.
    The Office of National Drug Control Policy and the 
Department of Health and Human Services participated in or 
otherwise supported the negotiation of the Convention and join 
me in recommending that it be transmitted to the Senate at an 
early date.
    Respectfully submitted,

                                                  Condoleezza Rice.
    Enclosures: As stated.