September 14, 2015
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WADA accepts Korean Government’s donation of USD 200,000 in support of the clean athlete

Generous donation will help fund development of the new ADAMS

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is pleased to announce that the Government of the Republic of Korea donated an additional USD 200,000 towards development of the Agency’s new Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (new ADAMS). 

“WADA is very grateful for this generous donation made by the Government of the Republic of Korea,” said Sir Craig Reedie, WADA President. “The gesture is a tangible demonstration of Korea’s ongoing commitment to partner with WADA, and the broader anti-doping community, to uphold the spirit of sport,” Reedie continued. “These additional funds will be put to good use in developing the new ADAMS  --  a system that is key to leveling the playing field.”

“Korea is pleased to support the development of the new ADAMS,” said Kim Chong, Vice Minister, Government of the Republic of Korea.  “As a WADA Foundation Board member and a leading country in information technology, Korea has taken this initiative to protect the health of athletes by helping create a fairer sporting environment via the new ADAMS,” he continued.  “With this donation, we are helping tackle the complex issue of doping through financial support; and also through expanded cooperation with WADA, the sports movement and other member states.”

First launched in 2005, ADAMS is an online data management tool that allows athlete data entry and storage, as well as data-sharing and reporting to take place in a highly secure environment that restricts access to all but relevant parties. Most International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organizations use ADAMS as a central data base. Its core functionalities include Whereabouts, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, Test Planning, Results Management, the ABP and Laboratory Results.

In July 2014, WADA announced development of the new ADAMS, which will go live at the end of 2016. The new ADAMS project will significantly overhaul the existing ADAMS in order to better serve the anti-doping community and fulfill the Agency’s responsibilities under the revised World Anti-Doping Code. Among other improvements, the new ADAMS will include an investigation platform; connectivity with other systems; an optimized user interface; and, improved performance and functionality.

This donation is additional to Korea’s 2015 annual contribution of USD 128,157; and, its one-time research contribution of USD 468,951 that was committed in 2014 and will be matched in full by the International Olympic Committee.