National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO)

National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) are Government-funded organizations responsible for testing national athletes in- and out-of-competition, as well as athletes from other countries competing within that nation’s borders; adjudicating anti-doping rules violations; and anti-doping education.

Code Signatories

To consult the list of National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) that are signatories to the Code, please visit the Code Signatories page.

Compliance Process

To be compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) must undertake three steps:  

  • Code acceptance: The NADO agrees to the tenets of the Code;
  • Implementation: The NADO amends its rules and policies to include the Code’s mandatory articles and principles;
  • Enforcement: The NADO has amended its rules and policies and is enforcing them in accordance with the Code.