National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) are organizations designated, by their country or government, as the primary authority, at the national level, for the anti-doping programs in a country. This includes:
- Adopting and implementing anti-doping rules
- Planning and implementing anti-doping education
- Directing the collection of samples including training sample collection personnel
- Conducting investigations
- Managing test results
- Conducting result management at the national level
In countries that do not have a NADO, the National Olympic Committee (NOC) assumes the anti-doping responsibilities for the country. In some regions, there is a need to share anti-doping knowledge and expertise. Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (RADOs) fulfill this role.
See NADO Program to learn more about how WADA supports NADOs.