WADA's range of activities demonstrates the importance of a comprehensive approach to the fight against doping in sport.
WADA’s chief activities focus on several areas emanating from the responsibilities given to the Agency by the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the core document that provides the framework for anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities.
WADA’s chief activities focus on several areas emanating from the responsibilities given to the Agency by the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) and reflect the importance of a comprehensive approach to the fight against doping in sport.
Code Compliance Monitoring
WADA facilitates sport and government acceptance of the Code and its principles to ensure a harmonized approach to anti-doping in all sports and all countries; monitoring implementation of and compliance with the Code; works for the proper adjudication of results.
Cooperation with Law Enforcement
WADA develops protocols to ensure evidence gathering and information sharing between the sports movement and governments; cooperates with Interpol; in collaboration with UNESCO, works with individual governments to persuade them to have laws in place that allow to combat manufacturing, supply and possession of doping substances on their territories.
Science & Medicine
WADA promotes global research to identify and detect doping substances and methods; exploring new models for enhanced detection; develops and maintains the annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods; accredits anti-doping laboratories worldwide; monitors Therapeutic Use Exemptions granted by stakeholders.
WADA develops and maintains the Anti-Doping Development Management System (ADAMS), the Web-based database management system to help stakeholders coordinate anti-doping activities and comply with the Code.
WADA facilitates the coordination of Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (RADOs) by bringing together countries in regions where there are no or limited anti-doping activities so that they can pool resources to implement anti-doping activities.
WADA leads and coordinates effective doping prevention strategies and education; assists stakeholders in their implementation of anti-doping education programs.
WADA educates athletes at major international and multi-sport events through direct one-on-one interaction with anti-doping experts, answering their questions about the dangers and consequences of doping; empowers stakeholders to implement high-impact athlete outreach programs.