26 July 2019

WADA removes Democratic People’s Republic of Korea Anti-Doping Committee from non-compliant list

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) announces that, upon recommendation of the Compliance Review Committee (CRC) and following a circular vote of its Executive Committee (ExCo), the Agency has today removed the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea’s Anti-Doping Committee (DPRK Anti-Doping Committee) from the list of Signatories deemed non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code.

The DPRK Anti-Doping Committee was given four months to correct non-conformities related to its testing program by WADA’s ExCo at its meeting of 20 September 2018 and, at the expiration of these four months, was asserted non-compliant on 21 January 2019. After the DPRK Anti-Doping Committee did not challenge the assertion of non-compliance within 21 days, its non-compliance became effective on 13 February 2019. Since then, the DPRK Anti-Doping Committee has implemented corrective measures required to address its non-compliance, in cooperation with the Chinese Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA).

The DPRK Anti-Doping Committee continues to work with CHINADA and WADA to further enhance its program.