Governments

Government representation within WADA is allocated according to the five Olympic Regions. The membership allocation to WADA's Foundation Board (Board) was agreed by governments at the International Intergovernmental Consultative Group on Anti-Doping in Sport Meeting held in Cape Town, South Africa, in May 2001. The number of seats have been adjusted slightly over time as agreed by the Board (from an initial 16 seats to 18 today). The regions are represented by the following Board members:

  • Africa:         3 Members
  • Americas:   4 Members
  • Asia:            4 Members
  • Europe:       5 Members
  • Oceania:     2 Members

On the Executive Committee (ExCo), each of the five regions is represented by one member.

As of January 2023, individual members can no longer concurrently serve on both bodies, therefore the total combined number of government member seats is now 23.

The governments of each region are responsible for the process of electing members to WADA's Board and ExCo and notifying WADA of the appointments. The current Board and ExCo membership representing governments and their terms are as follows:

View the full list of WADA Executive Committee and Foundation Board Members, indicating the present terms of each member. 

Africa

African Union
WADA Executive Committee

Egypt
WADA Foundation Board

Ghana
WADA Foundation Board

Madagascar
WADA Foundation Board

Americas

Colombia (American Council for Sport; CADE President)
Foundation Board Member

Canada
WADA Foundation Board

Panama (Central American and Caribbean Council of Sport; CONCECADE President)
WADA Foundation Board

Paraguay (South American Sports Council; CONSUDE President)
WADA Foundation Board

Asia

Japan
WADA Executive Committee and WADA Foundation Board 

China
WADA Foundation Board

Republic of Korea
WADA Foundation Board

Saudi Arabia
WADA Foundation Board

Europe

France
WADA Executive Committee

The Foundation Board seats for this continent are designated by: 
a) the Council of Europe (2 seats); and 
b) the European Union (3 seats).

Designated seats by the Council of Europe are:

General Secretariat of the Council of Europe
WADA Foundation Board 

Republic of Turkey
WADA Foundation Board

Designated seats by the European Union are:

Hungary
WADA Foundation Board

Poland
WADA Foundation Board

Sweden
WADA Foundation Board

Oceania

Australia
WADA Executive Committee

New Zealand
WADA Foundation Board

Samoa
WADA Foundation Board