WADA created the Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) Program in 2004 to strengthen the protection of clean sport by developing innovative anti-doping strategies for those countries that most needed it. The Program supports less resourced National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and National Olympic Committees (NOCs) acting as NADOs with funding, training and ongoing anti-doping assistance. The RADO Program currently assists 15 RADOs and 132 countries across the world.
RADO Program Objectives
The RADO Program Strategy aims to support the development of anti-doping programs in RADO member countries through a regional and collaborative approach.
The overall objectives are:
- Sustainability and Accountability: To contribute to the strengthening and sustainability of the anti-doping system by facilitating and supporting RADOs to become independent in their operations and finances with sound structures founded on principles of good governance.
- Capacity Building: To develop and strengthen the anti-doping capacities of RADOs and member countries’ human resources to implement more effective anti-doping programs.
- Compliance and Program Development: To support RADO member countries in developing and adopting Code compliant anti-doping rules, policies and programs by fostering collaboration and the pooling of resources through their respective RADOs.
- Relations and Engagement: To enhance relations between the RADOs and their RADO member country governments, NOCs, NADOs and other relevant stakeholders and increase their commitment to clean sport.