Collaboration with National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADO)
Anti-Doping Norway has long experience with bi- and multilateral agreements and believes there is great benefit to draw out of such co-operations.
Well-established anti-doping organisations have a duty to contribute to the further development of quality anti-doping programmes throughout the world.
Anti-Doping Norway has been part of several bilateral agreements, currently, with Russia and China. When relevant, WADA has also been part of the agreement, playing an important role in monitoring the project.
CHINA. Thanks to the support from the governments in Norway and China since the early 90s, it has been possible to develop a strong co-operation between the two countries in the field of anti-doping. The strong relationship between Anti-Doping Norway and CHINADA has contributed to the further development of quality anti-doping programmes.
In the course of the collaboration period, both organisations have become independent agencies, Anti-Doping Norway in 2003 and CHINADA in 2007. China achieved ISO Certification for doping control in 2002. Thanks to the exchange of knowledge and experience, the information & prevention activities have also improved significantly through the years. With regards to the Olympic Games in Beijing, close co-operation took place between both organisations as well as WADA and the organising committee BOCOG. Anti-Doping Norway contributed with personnel prior to and during the Games. Not the least, an agreement on reciprocal testing has also been in place for many years.
The agreement has been renewed for a period of four years until 2014. The main focus for this new collaboration period is an extended international involvement by exploring the possibility to assist NADOs in other parts of the world.
For further details, we refer to the brochure about the collaboration between Norway and China in the field of anti-doping.
RUSSIA. Anti-Doping Norway, RUSADA (Russian Anti-Doping Agency) and WADA signed a collaboration agreement in 2009 with the purpose to assist RUSADA in the development of an anti-doping programme and quality system according to the World Anti-Doping Code and ISO 9001:2008 certification.
RUSADA’s own goal has been to influence the sports community in Russia in order to build a common platform of understanding for anti-doping activities. In addition it was a specific aim to develop a doping control programme that could reveal doping use and contribute to doping-free sport.
During the collaboration period, the focus has been to etablish and further develop efficient doping control and information programmes. RUSADA’s anti-doping programme and quality management system was certified according to ISO 9001 in 2011. This represented a significant milestone in the agency’s history.
The agreement has also included the exchange of personnel. Several doping controls have also been conducted in Norway in collaboration with RUSADA’s doping control personnel.
A new agreement has been signed by both parties for the period 2012-2014, where the aim is to secure the quality of the implementation of the anti-doping programme. The cooperation is also of importance in the framework of the Olympic Games in Sochi in 2014.
A collaboration project in the Barents region also took place in 2011, focusing on doping controls and outreach programmes. Both countries wish to pursue this project.
For further details, we refer the brochure about the collaboration between Norway and Russia in the field of anti-doping.