UKAD is an active participant in the global fight against doping and recognises the need to take an international approach.
Partnerships with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), UNESCO (2006 UNESCO Convention Against Doping in Sport), the Council of Europe and the International Anti-Doping Agreement (IADA) are integral to UKAD’s international activities.
The World Anti-Doping Code is the document that harmonises regulations regarding anti-doping in sport, across all sports and all countries of the world. The Code provides a framework for anti-doping policies, rules and regulations for sports organisations and public authorities. Athletes are required to follow the anti-doping rules of sports that adopt the Code. The Code is supported by five international standards that ensure a uniform approach to anti-doping around the world.
The Code is integral to ensuring that athletes can expect fair competition wherever they participate, and it provides international expertise to every nation. In its commitment to the WADA Code, UKAD seeks to protect athletes, promote clean sport and establish consistent standards.
Priorities for the future include working towards the global harmonisation of anti-doping. By working with other National Anti-Doping Organisations, we stand a better chance of winning the battle, which cannot be tackled by individual countries alone.