World Anti-Doping Agency

World Anti-Doping Agency
Agence mondial antidopage
World Anti-Doping Agency logo.svg
MottoPlay True
Formation10 November 1999; 18 years ago (1999-11-10)
TypeNon-profit
PurposeAnti-doping in sport
HeadquartersMontreal, Quebec, Canada
Location
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates45°30′03″N 73°33′43″W / 45°30′03″N 73°33′43″W / 45.5009; -73.5619
Region served
International
Official language
English, French
President
Craig Reedie
AffiliationsInternational Olympic Committee
Websitewww.wada-ama.org/en/

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA; French: Agence mondiale antidopage, AMA) is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee based in Canada to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports. The agency's key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code, whose provisions are enforced by the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport. The aims of the Council of Europe Anti-Doping Convention and the United States Anti-Doping Agency are also closely aligned with those of WADA.

History

The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation created through a collective initiative led by the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was set up on 10 November 1999 in Lausanne, Switzerland, as a result of what was called the "Declaration of Lausanne",[1] to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports. Since 2002, the organization's headquarters have been located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada. The Lausanne office became the regional office for Europe. Other regional offices have been established in Africa, Asia/Oceania and Latin America. WADA is responsible for the World Anti-Doping Code, adopted by more than 600 sports organizations, including international sports federations, national anti-doping organizations, the IOC, and the International Paralympic Committee. As of 2014, its president is Sir Craig Reedie.[2]

Initially funded by the International Olympic Committee,[3] WADA receives half of its budgetary requirements from them, with the other half coming from various national governments. Its governing bodies are also composed in equal parts by representatives from the sporting movement (including athletes) and governments of the world. The agency's key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code.

Other Languages
Bahasa Indonesia: World Anti-Doping Agency