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Doping is the use of drugs included in the Prohibited List to gain an advantage over others in sport. Besides being detrimental to the reputation of sports, such performance-enhancing drugs pose a significant risk to the health of athletes especially young athletes.
Anti-Doping is the fight against doping in sport in all its forms.
(World Anti-Doping Agency) was created on 10th November 1999 following a decision taken at the World Conference on Doing in Lausanne in February 1999 with the aim of promoting, coordinating and monitoring the fight against doping in sport in all its forms.
WADA Code is the document which harmonises regulations regarding Anti-Doping across all sports and all countries in the world so that all athletes have the benefit of the same anti-doping policies and procedures irrespective of the sport, nationality or the country in which they are tested. The Code first came into effect on 1st January 2004 and the new revised Code editions came into effect on 1st January 2009, 2015 and 2021. The Code operates in conjunction with eight International Standards: List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, Education, Testing and Investigations, Result Management, Code Compliance for Signatories, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, Laboratories and Protection of Privacy and Personal Information.