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World Anti-Doping Agency

World Anti-Doping Agency:

India has emerged as the country with the highest percentage of doping offenders, according to the 2022 testing figures released by the WADA

  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.
  • It’s governance and funding are based on an equal partnership between the sport movement and governments of the world.
  • Its primary role is to develop, harmonize and coordinate anti-doping rules and policies across all sports and countries.
  • Its key activities include scientific research, education, the development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.
  • After the events that shook the world of cycling in the summer of 1998, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to convene a World Conference on Doping.
  • The First World Conference on Doping in Sport held, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on February 2-4, 1999, produced the Lausanne Declaration on Doping in Sport.
  • It provided for the creation of an independent international anti-doping agency to be operational for the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney in 2000.