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WADA World Anti Doping Agency

WADA World Anti Doping Agency


WADA’s chief activities focus on several areas emanating from the responsibilities given to the Agency by the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the core document that provides the framework for anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities.


WADA’s chief activities focus on several areas emanating from the responsibilities given to the Agency by the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and reflect the importance of a comprehensive approach to the fight against doping in sport.

Code Compliance Monitoring

WADA facilitates sport and government acceptance of the Code and its principles to ensure a harmonized approach to anti-doping in all sports and all countries; monitoring implementation of and compliance with the Code; works for the proper adjudication of results.

Cooperation with Law Enforcement

WADA develops protocols to ensure evidence gathering and information sharingbetween the sports movement and governments; cooperates with Interpol; in collaboration with UNESCO, works with individual governments to persuade them to have laws in place that allow to combat manufacturing, supply and possession of doping substances on their territories.

Science & Medicine

WADA promotes global research to identify and detect doping substances and methods; exploring new models for enhanced detection; develops and maintains the annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; accredits anti-doping laboratories worldwide; monitors Therapeutic Use Exemptions granted by stakeholders.

Anti-Doping Coordination

WADA develops and maintains the Anti-Doping Development Management System (ADAMS), the Web-based database management system to help stakeholders coordinate anti-doping activities and comply with the Code.

Anti-Doping Development

WADA facilitates the coordination of Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (RADOs)by bringing together countries in regions where there are no or limited anti-doping activities so that they can pool resources to implement anti-doping activities.


WADA leads and coordinates effective doping prevention strategies and education; assists stakeholders in their implementation of anti-doping education programs.

Athlete Outreach

WADA educates athletes at major international and multi-sport events through direct one-on-one interaction with anti-doping experts, answering their questions about the dangers and consequences of doping; empowers stakeholders to implement high-impact athlete outreach programs.

WADA’s initial Strategic Plan (Plan) was created in 2001, revised in 2004 and 2007, and this revision in 2011 has been developed to align its activities and resources over the next five years.

The Plan has eight Strategic Objectives. They are based on the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the current environment and emerging trends in anti-doping, and WADA’s governance and operational activities.

The Plan outlines key objectives, major strategies, programs and performance indicators that focus WADA’s strategic direction and enable it and stakeholders to assess its effectiveness.

Provide comprehensive leadership on current and emerging issues and in the communication of effective strategies and programs in the campaign for doping-free sport.

Achieve compliance by all anti-doping and international sport organizations with the Code to honour the rights of clean athletes and maintain the integrity of sport.

Generate universal involvement of public authorities and public leaders in the campaign against doping in sport, and in particular encourage national laws to allow the sharing of evidence gathered or collected through investigations and inquiries by appropriate bodies.

Promote universal awareness of the ethical aspects and health, legal and social consequences of doping so that stakeholders use that knowledge in their interaction with and education of athlet