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 also organised, in collaboration with WADA, several international seminars. With regards to WADA’s 10th anniversary, Anti-Doping Norway hosted WADA’s Think Tank in Oslo in June 2009. In 2013, Anti-Doping Norway and WADA co-hosted a seminar entitled "International NADO Cooperation" and will also co-host, together with the Council of Europe, a Legal Seminar end of August 2015 in Oslo, Norway.

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