National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO)

National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO)

·        National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO ) are responsible for testing national athletes in- and out-of-competition, as well as athletes from other countries competing within that nation’s borders; adjudicating anti-doping rules violations; and anti-doping education.

·        Compliance Process

To be compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code, National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) took the following three steps:  

üCode acceptance: The NADO agrees to the tenets of the Code;

üImplementation: The NADO amends its rules and policies to include the Code’s mandatory articles and principles;

üEnforcement:The NADO has amended its rules and policies and is enforcing them in accordance with the Code.

·        The NADO to Became Code Compliant

üNADO followed the  following steps to become Code compliant?

Step 1: Acceptance - Agree to the principles of the Code and agree to implement and comply with the Code. 


Step 2: Implemented - Amended NADO’s rules and policies to include the mandatory articles and

               principles of the Code.

After the initial step of accepting the Code, the Code signatory determined how the Code is to be best implemented into its rules, regulations and/or policies   to ensure compliance. These anti-doping rules submitted to WADA for review, in English, and pronounced in line with the Code.