What we do

The World Anti-Doping Agency was founded with the aim of bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations within sport organizations and governments right across the world.

Following the creation of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) in 2004, WADA was tasked with overseeing activities in a number of key areas:

Code Compliance Monitoring

Overseeing acceptance, implementation and compliance of the Code, the core document that glues together anti-doping policies, rules and regulations worldwide.

Science and Medicine

Scientific research, publishing the annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, and managing laboratory accreditation, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP).

Anti-Doping Coordination

Coordinating anti-doping activities globally through the central clearinghouse Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS).

Global Anti-Doping Development

Through its Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) program, WADA is developing a clean sport culture in parts of the world previously untouched by anti-doping programs.


Preventative methods such as values-based education programs targeted at young athletes, coaches, doctors, training and parents on the dangers and consequences of doping, as well as the legal and social ramifications, are increasingly prevalent in anti-doping programs.

Athlete Outreach

Engaging with athletes, their entourage and all those involved in sport on the world stage, WADA’s Athlete Outreach program aims to raise awareness while ensuring athletes are involved and part of the solution.

Cooperation with Law Enforcement

Working closely with government, law enforcement and Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) in order to facilitate evidence gathering and information sharing.

Other Initiatives

Conducting a wide range of other activities including Independent Observer Missions at major sports events.