19 October 2016

WADA Compliance Review Committee Update

In 2015, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) formed an independent Compliance Review Committee (CRC) tasked with providing independent advice, guidance and recommendations to WADA and its Foundation Board regarding compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code). The CRC makes independent recommendations based on information received from WADA’s internal Compliance Task Force.

On 17 October 2016, the CRC met in Montreal and dealt with a number of issues related to implementation of the Code compliance monitoring program; such as:

  • Consequences of non-compliance;
  • Compliance questionnaire for Code Signatories;
  • Compliance audit program;
  • Use of the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS);
  • Role of Regional Anti-Doping Organizations in relation to the compliance monitoring program; and
  • Signatories under monitoring procedure by the Compliance Task Force.

The CRC also discussed the compliance status of the National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) of Azerbaijan, Brazil, Greece, Guatemala and Indonesia. The Committee concluded that these NADOs were not currently in compliance with the 2015 Code; and decided that, unless their pending issues, which vary for all and include: non-compliant legislation or rules; or their use of non-WADA-accredited laboratories; or issues with their anti-doping program -- are solved before 10 November, the CRC will submit recommendations of non-compliance to the Agency’s Foundation Board, which will meet on 19 November 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.