Documents & Regulations

WADA, during its constant work of updating, released a new world anti-Doping CODE that came in force from 1 January 2021; it is the core document that provides the framework for harmonised anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities.

It works in conjunction with 8 International Standards aimed at bringing harmonisation among anti-doping organisations in various areas: Prohibited List, Testing & Investigations (ISTI), Laboratories (ISL), Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE), Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI), Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS), Education (ISE) and Result Management(ISRM).


WADA also put in evidence and included in its website all the changes made compared to the old Code (2015). However, on the ADeL platform you will find all the information related to the WADA Anti-Doping Code 2021.

WBSC, in compliance with such updates, approved the new WBSC Anti-Doping Rules that came in force also from 1 January 2021. You can also find here all the changes and some highlights only applied to the previous version.


WBSC cooperates with WADA and with ITA (International Testing Agency) and issues its Anti-Doping Procedures that you can find at this link.


Athlete’s Anti-Doping Rights Act is a manual where all the rights and responsabilities of athletes regarding Anti-Doping are included.

In particular, Athletes have the right:

Act won’t change the Code.

Athletes should have the right to: