Athletes are the focal point of WADA's efforts to foster doping-free sport.WADA strives to establish a level playing field, to allow them to concentrate on the pursuit of athletic excellence through their natural talent – "playing true".

WADA works to ensure that athletes benefit from the same anti-doping protocols and protections, no matter the nationality, the sport, or the country where tested. The ultimate goal is safe and fair competition worldwide.

Athlete interaction and feedback is a top priority for WADA and has therefore established the Athlete Committee in 2005 to represent the views and rights of athletes worldwide.