15 March 2012

First phase of Code consultation process completed

The first Code consultation phase has been completed, ending the three-and-half month period during which WADA stakeholders have been able to make their first recommendations for amending the World Anti-Doping Code.

All submissions will now be considered by the Code Drafting Team and a first draft of the 2015 Code will be presented for review and approval by WADA’s Executive Committee and Foundation Board in May.

The second Consultation phase begins on June 1, 2012 and will give stakeholders the opportunity to provide feedback on the first draft and also review comments from earlier in the process.

The Code Review Process, which commenced on 28 November, 2011, is highly-consultative and allows WADA to coordinate any amendments needed to the Code.

It runs for two years, has three rounds of consultation for the Code (as well two for the International Standards) and culminates in a new draft to be presented to WADA’s Foundation Board at the World Conference in Johannesburg from November 12-15, 2013.

By sharing their practical experiences via the online consultation platform WADAConnect, stakeholders provide constructive feedback which enables WADA to enhance the Code and help in the fight against doping in sport.

WADA has urged stakeholders to create a user account with the consultation platform using the user-friendly guide, which can be found by clicking here.

Comments can be provided directly and by referencing the relevant Code Articles that are of particular interest.