Olympic & Paralympic Committees


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) are responsible for the testing process, based on the Code, during the Olympic and Paralympic Games, respectively.

They also sanction those who commit anti-doping rule violations during the Games. The IOC, on behalf of the sport movement, provides half of WADA’s budget.


The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and International Paralympic Committee (IPC) rules require that National Olympic Committees (NOCs) and National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) agree to implement the Code.

In addition, under the Code, in countries where there is no established National Anti-Doping Organization, the responsibility of anti-doping activities reverts to the NOC.