The Code - NADA & WADA Code

You must abide by the Code if you are an athlete on the National or International level.

The foundational document which conforms anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities around the world is The World Anti-Doping Code (Code). It came into effect on 1 January 2004, and ever since it has been an effective and powerful means in harmonizing all anti-doping work globally. This has been evident by the tremendous support of world governments and sport authorities in accepting and implementing the Code. Its implementation gave rise to crucial advances in the fight against doping in sport on the international level. This joined together anti-doping efforts and gave them consistency on the global arena.

The Code has been developed and updated several times to keep up-to-date with anti-doping developments. Its rules and regulations are continually reviewed to meet the new challenges posed by the advances and to benefit athletes around the world. The Code is unanimously adopted by WADA’s Foundation Board and endorsed by most countries all over the world. The Code has become a tool to protect the rights of the clean athlete worldwide.

Today, more than 660 sport organizations comply with the World Anti-Doping Code. Signatories are required to undertake three steps in order to be fully compliant with the Code: acceptance, implementation, and enforcement. The United Arab Emirates Anti-Doping Agency agrees to the principles of the Code and agrees to implement and comply with the Code. Although WADA monitors implementation of and compliance with the Code, UAE NADA is responsible for the implementation of applicable Code provisions through policies, statutes, rules, regulations and programs according to its authority and jurisdiction.

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