WAKO/WADA work to ensure that athletes benefit from the same anti-doping protocols and protections, no matter the nationality, the sport, or the country where tested. The ultimate goal is safe and fair competition worldwide. The section below provides key anti-doping information for athletes. Please consult the menu below.

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The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the core document that harmonizes anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities around the world.

It works in conjunction with the eight, mandatory, International Standards and 12, non-mandatory, Guidelines.

International Standards

The purpose of the International Standards is harmonization among Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) responsible for specific technical and operational parts of anti-doping programs. Adherence to the International Standards is mandatory for compliance with the Code.

The International Standards for different technical and operational areas are developed in consultation with the Code Signatories and governments and approved by WADA. The International Standards may be revised from time to time by WADA’s Executive Committee after reasonable consultation with Signatories, governments and other relevant stakeholders.

The eight International Standards include:


Guidelines provide Signatories with recommended practices for several aspects of anti-doping. These Guidelines are not mandatory, but offer technical guidance to ADOs in the implementation of programs. As with the Code and the International Standards. under the World Anti-Doping Program, the Guidelines are subject to ongoing review and reassessment.