WADA launches Stakeholder Consultation Phase of 2027 World Anti-Doping Code and International Standards Update Process

Today, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launches the ‘Stakeholder Consultation Phase’ of the 2027 World Anti-Doping Code & International Standards Update Process (2027 Code & IS Update Process) for which the Agency is soliciting your feedback by 11 October 2024.  

We are inviting stakeholders to provide feedback on the first drafts1 of the Code and International Standards that were developed by the drafting teams during the ‘First Drafting Phase’ initiated in January 20242.  

To submit feedback 

Stakeholders are invited to provide their feedback via WADAConnect, the Agency’s online consultation platform. On WADAConnect, stakeholders will find the following documents for their review: 

  • Redline versions of the updated Code and Standards 

  • Clean versions of the updated Code and Standards 

  • Summary of Key Proposed Changes to the Code and Standards 

For more information related to WADAConnect, please refer to the user guide

Publishing of stakeholder comments 

In the interest of transparency, and because this is a public consultation, WADA will publish all comments3 received during this phase on its website in October 2024. Stakeholder credentials, such as username, organization, and organization type, will be posted along with the comments unless WADA is otherwise notified by email at the address

While the drafting teams will carefully consider and review all comments, it cannot be guaranteed that they will individually address different stakeholders’ comments or that a given suggestion will be included in amended and updated versions of the Code and International Standards. 

Your feedback is important 

Stakeholder feedback, especially based on experiences of practical implementation, is essential to ensuring that the Code and International Standards are fit for purpose in the promotion of clean sport. 

We look forward to receiving, and thank you for, your feedback on these initial drafts. 

Next Steps – Second Drafting Phase 

In October 2024, in addition to the publication of stakeholder comments, the Second Drafting Phase will begin and last until January 2025.   

For more information regarding the 2027 Code & IS Update Process or the Drafting Team Working Groups, we invite you to refer to the Code Review webpage

If you have any questions, please contact  


(1) Please note that at this point, the developed versions of the Code and International Standards are only available in English. 

(2) Please note that a revised version of the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories entered into effect on 1 April 2024 and was therefore not the subject of revision during this First Drafting Phase. 

(3) Please note that WADA reserves the right to remove comments if it constitutes hateful speech or is defamatory, abusive, offensive, threatening in nature or is otherwise illegal.