World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world.

Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.

Governments have committed to support WADA activities through the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport.

The Norwegian Government was very much involved in the creation of WADA. Ever since WADA’s establishment, Anti-Doping Norway has had a close relationship with the Agency. We believe it is important to contribute in strengthening WADA’s monitoring role.

Anti-Doping Norway has been represented for many years in the Education Committee and Health and Medical and Research Committee and has, at many occasions, taken part in WADA’s Independent Observer Programme.


In addition, we contribute to the development of standards and guidelines through hearings, and conduct doping controls on WADA’s request.  Anti-Doping Norway has hosted several seminars in Norway in cooperation with WADA, amongst others:

  • International DCO seminar June 2007
  • WADA's Think Tank June 2009
  • International NADO Cooperation June 2013
  • ADO Cooperation Symposium May 2017
  • International seminar on doping and public health June 2017

Anti-Doping Norwat also co-hosted a legal seminar together with the Council of Europe in August 2015.

For more information on WADA, see WADA’s homepage: www.wada-ama.org