31 July 2015

WADA Publishes ADO Reference Guide to the Code

The revised World Anti-Doping Code (Code) came into force on 1 January 2015. Since then, the anti-doping community has been busy putting quality programs in place.

In the early days of the new Code, WADA determined via stakeholder consultation that Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) would benefit from a guide that would outline the changes in the 2015 Code and highlight what ADOs should focus on going forward from a practical standpoint.

Consequently, WADA developed the ADO Reference Guide to the 2015 Code, which we are pleased to publish on our website today.

It should be noted that the Guide is neither a substitute for the language of the Code, nor for the anti-doping rules of an ADO. The language of the Code is always the primary source. The document is provided purely for the purpose of understanding and is in no way legally binding.