World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

Switzerland / Global

WADA was established in 1999 in Lausanne to promote and coordinate the fight against doping in sport across the world. WADA was set up as a foundation under the initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) with the support and participation of intergovernmental organisations, governments, public authorities, and other public and private bodies fighting doping in sport. WADA’s vision is ‘A world where all athletes can participate in a doping-free sporting environment’. Its mission is ‘to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.’ WADA promotes, coordinates and monitors activities towards the prevention, deterrence and detection of doping. Key activities include development of regulations, monitoring of compliance and enforcement including through investigations. It also plays a critical role facilitating scientific research, education and capacity building for athletes and anti-doping stakeholders.