WADA removes the Tunisian National Anti-Doping Organization from the World Anti-Doping Code non-compliant list

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

On 8 April 2024, WADA sent ANAD a formal notice of non-compliance. This non-compliance became effective on 30 April 2024 after ANAD chose not to challenge the allegation as it could have done in line with Article 9.3.1 of the International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS).  

The non-compliance was the result of the failure to fully implement the 2021 version of the Code within the Tunisian national legal system. 

On 2 May 2024, WADA received confirmation that the required governmental decree had entered into force. Subsequently, on 8 May 2024, WADA’s Compliance Review Committee (CRC) agreed with WADA Management that ANAD had successfully met its obligations to regain compliance. Therefore, in line with Article 11.3.3 of the ISCCS, the CRC recommended to the ExCo that ANAD be removed from the list of non-compliant Signatories. 

Non-compliant Code Signatories  

There are currently three non-compliant Code Signatories, namely the Angola National Olympic Committee (acting as a NADO), 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.