World Anti-Doping Code

IPSAF is a fully compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code and WADA international standards, considered the foundation of the strongest anti-doping programs globally.

 What is the Code?

The Code is a core document that provides the framework for anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities. It is designed to harmonize anti-doping policies and ensure the standards are the same for all athletes. The Code works in conjunction with five international standards that further provide guidelines for anti-doping efforts.

What are the five international standards?

The Prohibited List

The prohibited list outlines the substances and methods prohibited in sport.

International Standard for Testing & Investigations

Testing is an extremely crucial piece of any anti-doping program. The purpose of the International Standard for Testing & Investigations (ISTI) is to plan for effective testing and to maintain the integrity and identity of samples, from notifying the athlete to transporting samples for analysis.

International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions

The purpose of the International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE) is to harmonize the process of granting TUEs across sports and countries. The WADA TUE process ensures athletes can get access to important medication when appropriate while ensuring clean athletes a level playing field.

International Standard for Laboratories

The purpose of the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) is to ensure production of valid test results and evidentiary data and to achieve uniform and harmonized results and reporting from all accredited laboratories. Anti-doping and other sport organizations which are signatories to the Code agree to have all samples analyzed at WADA accredited labs.

International for Protection of Privacy and Personal Information

The purpose of the International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI) is to ensure that all relevant parties involved in anti-doping in sport adhere to a set of minimum privacy protections when collecting and using athlete personal information, such as information relating to whereabouts, doping controls, and Therapeutic Use Exemptions.

The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) works in conjunction with five International Standards aimed at bringing harmonization among anti-doping organizations in various technical areas, namely: