WADA removes the National Olympic Committee of Angola from the World Anti-Doping Code non-compliant list

Following a circulatory vote of its Executive Committee (ExCo), the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has removed, with immediate effect, the National Olympic Committee (NOC) of Angola (acting as a National Anti-Doping Organization - NADO) from the list of Signatories that are non-compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code (Code).  

The NOC of Angola’s non-compliance was the result of its failure to implement the 2021 version of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) fully within the national legal system. 

On 23 January 2024, WADA sent the NOC of Angola a formal notice of non-compliance. This non-compliance became effective on 14 February 2024 after the NOC of Angola chose not to challenge the allegation as it could have done in accordance with Article 9.3.1 of the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS).   

On 19 June 2024, WADA received confirmation that the required amendments to the legislation had entered into force. Subsequently, on 21 June 2024, WADA’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC) agreed with WADA Management that the NOC of Angola had successfully fulfilled the conditions for reinstatement. Therefore, in line with Article 11.3.3 of the ISCCS, the CRC recommended to the ExCo that the NOC of Angola be removed from the list of non-compliant Signatories.  


Non-compliant Code Signatories   

There are currently two non-compliant Code Signatories, namely the Russian Anti-Doping Agency and the International Fitness and Bodybuilding Federation. For more information on these Code Signatories and their respective consequences, please visit the ‘Global list of non-compliant signatories and applicable consequences’ page of WADA’s website.