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  • The First World Conference on Doping in sports was held in Lausanne, Switzerland in early 1999 and led to the creation of World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) later that year (1999).
  • Government of India is one of the Foundation Members of World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) (1999-2002). WADA, which sets out standards in the fight against doping in sports, adopted the WADA Code on 5th March 2003 at Copenhagen, Denmark.
  • India one of the State parties signed the Copenhagen Declaration on Anti Doping in December 2004. In terms of the Code, National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) was registered as a Society on 24.11.2005.
  • In 2007, the Third World Conference was held in Madrid, Spain and culminated in the revised version of the Code.
  • As signatory of Copenhagen Declaration on Anti Doping and UNESCO International Convention against Doping (1st February 2007), NADA accepted the World Anti Doping Code on 7th March 2008 and framed the Anti Doping Rules (ADR) of NADA in conformity with the WADA’s code.


Testing Programme


NADA is responsible to implement an effective number of  in-competition and out-of-competition tests on the athletes in its registered testing pool. This includes international and national level athletes being tested by NADA . The NADA develops a test distribution plan and allocates the number of samples for each sport or discipline required for effective deterrence. The plan includes in-competition testing, out-of-competition testing, target testing, and may include blood as well as urine collection.

Annual Testing programme of NADA as per Results Framework Document(RFD)  2014-15

Number of samples to be collected for Dope analysis

Target proposed in RFD


Very Good









Urine sample
Blood sample












In-Competition Testing

NADA coordinates in-competition testing so that there is only one organization testing at one event . Criteria for the selection of athletes are predetermined, based on the regulations of the relevant IF or event ruling body/organizing committee. Athletes are notified of their selection for testing immediately following competition, and sample collection takes place in accordance with the International Standard for Testing. Samples are analyzed in WADA accredited laboratory as outlined in the WADA Prohibited List .


Out-Competition Testing

Out-of-competition testing or any testing done outside of an event/competition ensures that all athletes can be tested at any time and at any place. An athlete identified in the registered testing pool by NADA is required to provide accurate and current whereabouts information. This information is usually required on a half-yearly basis, although NADA may have specific requirements, and updates are required if the athlete’s plans change. Whereabouts information may include details such as home address, work schedule, training venues and schedule, and competition schedule anything which will help a Doping Control Officer (DCO) find the athlete on any given day. International or national level athletes identified in a registered testing pool are responsible under the Code for providing whereabouts information to NADA. Failure to do so in accordance with anti-doping regulations may be considered an anti-doping rule violation and may result in a sanction.


Registered Testing Pool

NADA identifies Registered Testing Pool of those Athletes who are required to comply with the whereabouts requirements of the International Standard for Testing and publish the criteria for Athletes to be included in this Registered Testing Pool as well as a list of the Athletes meeting those criteria for the period in question . The NADA reviews and updates as necessary its criteria for including Athletes in its Registered Testin