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WHAT IS THE WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY AND WHAT IS ITS ROLE?
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an independent international agency and is composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include in particular scientific research, education, development of Anti-Doping capacities, investigations and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code and its application by Code signatories (International Federations, National Anti-Doping Organizations, Major Event Organizations, etc.).
For more information about WADA, consult:
WADA website – resources section
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING ORGANIZATIONS (NADOs)?
WMF is considered as International Federation (for more information, please click here). Apart from International Federations there exist also NADOs and RADOs:
NADOs are organizations designated by each country as possessing the primary authority and responsibility to adopt and implement National Anti-Doping Rules, carry out Anti-Doping Education, plan tests and adjudicate Anti-Doping Rule Violations at a National Level. They may also test Athletes from other countries competing within that nation’s borders.
Check the list of NADOs to find out whom to contact in your country.
If a NADO has not been designated in a country, the National Olympic Committee (NOC), if there is no NADO, takes over these responsibilities. In a number of regions of the world, countries have pooled their resources together to create a Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) responsible for conducting Anti-Doping activities in the region in support of NADOs.
Check the list of RADOs.
RADOs bring together geographically-clustered groups of countries where there are limited or no Anti-Doping activities. The RADOs provide Anti-Doping Education for Athletes, coaches and support personnel, testing of Athletes, training of local personnel to undertake this task and an administrative framework to operate within.