World Anti-Doping Agency

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is a key partner as the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organisation (ORADO) is an affiliated Regional anti-doping organisation or RADO.

WADA was established in 1999 as an independent global agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. It was set up as a direct response to the doping scandal and events that shook the world of cycling in the 1998 Tour de France.

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) convened a World Conference on Doping in Lausanne from 2 - 4 February 1999 and it resulted in the Lausanne Declaration on Doping in Sport. It led to the creation of WADA in 1999 and the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games became the first Olympiad to host the inaugural operationalising of an independent international anti-doping agency.

WADA was established as a foundation under the initiative of the IOC with full support of intergovernmental organisations, governments, public authorities and private bodies fighting doping in sport.

The key activities of WADA include education of anti-doping capacities, scientific research, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code which harmonises anti-doping policies across all sports in all countries.

ORADO aligns its operations and programmes with WADA and promotes adherence to the Code amongst Members and Partners.