Formed in 1999, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is an international independent agency composed and funded by the sport movement and governments around the world. As the global regulatory body, WADA’s primary role is to develop, harmonise and coordinate anti-doping rules and policies across all sports and countries. Its key activities include ensuring and monitoring the effective implementation of the World Anti-Doping Code and its related international standards, as well as scientific and social science research, education, intelligence and investigations, and building anti-doping capacity with anti-doping organisations worldwide.
WADA is dedicated to protecting clean sport and athletes worldwide. It has a range of educational initiatives that support the anti-doping and wider sporting community to educate athletes and those participating in sport, as well as the people who support them like their parents, teachers and coaches. These initiatives are developed using, among others, the guiding principle of promoting a clean sport environment, one that recognises that athletes start in sport clean and that we all have a role to play to help keep it clean.