21 January 2021
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WADA offers new education resources for athletes and athlete support personnel

As part of the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA’s) commitment to education and the development of balanced anti-doping programs worldwide, the Agency wishes to highlight three new education resources for athletes and athlete support personnel (ASP) that are available on its new and improved Anti-Doping Education and Learning platform (ADEL), which was launched on 6 January 2021.

The Athlete Guide to the 2021 Code and the ASP Guide to the 2021 Code provide information on the significant changes within the new World Anti-Doping Code (Code) that entered into effect on 1 January 2021. The Guides also contain information regarding roles and responsibilities and the types of Anti-Doping Rule Violations under the Code. Both Guides are currently available in English, French, Spanish, Japanese and Slovenian, with more languages to be released in the coming months.

The Athletes and ASP Guide to the 2021 Prohibited List, explains the main changes to the
List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (List) that entered into effect on 1 January 2021. It also provides an early notification of the change in status of Glucocorticoids that will come into effect on 1 January 2022, as approved by WADA’s Executive Committee in September 2020. This Guide is currently available in English, with French and Spanish to be published shortly and other languages to be released in the coming months.

Each of the above resources is available on WADA’s
ADEL Platform and can be viewed digitally or downloaded as a PDF.

About WADA’s new ADEL Platform

WADA’s new ADEL platform provides education and learning opportunities for the anti-doping community worldwide – including athletes, coaches, parents, medical professionals and more. Anti-doping practitioners can also find learning opportunities to help them carry out their roles, and resources to support development of their anti-doping programs as part of the Code Implementation Support Program (CISP).

WADA invites all Anti-Doping Organizations to visit the new ADEL Platform and to encourage National Federations, athletes and ASP under their jurisdiction to do so as well. We also invite stakeholders to consult the
ADEL Roadmap, which is updated on a monthly basis, to keep track of new courses and resources, along with information on their available languages, formats and timelines for release.

Lastly, we wish to highlight that some of our previously published resources, such as the ‘At a Glance Series’, are currently being updated in line with the 2021 Code and will be available on ADEL once finalized. We are prioritizing digital versions at this time which can be viewed on the ADEL Platform or via the ADEL by WADA Mobile App.

Should you have any questions regarding the ADEL Platform or any of the above-mentioned Guides – including how to make a request to translate our education resources – please visit the
ADEL Helpdesk.