Organisations Protecting Clean Sports

What are the organizations involved in protecting clean sport?

World Baseball Softball Confederation (WBSC)

The WBSC is responsible for implementing an effective and Code-compliant anti-doping program for Baseball and Softball. Under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), the WBSC is required to carry out the following anti-doping activities:

  • Providing education programs;
  • Analysing the risk of doping in their sport;
  • Conducting in-competition and out-of-competition testing;
  • Management of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for international-level athletes;
  • Results Management including sanctioning those who commit Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs).

If you have any anti-doping queries, please contact WBSC Anti-Doping Manager at

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)

WADA was established in 1999 as an independent international agency and is composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world.

WADA’s primary role is to develop, harmonize, and coordinate anti-doping rules and policies across all sports and countries. WADA’s key activities include:

  • Scientific and social science research;
  • Education;
  • Intelligence & investigations;
  • Development of anti-doping capacity and capability.

Monitoring of compliance with the World Anti-Doping Programme. For more information about WADA, consult:

National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs)

NADOs are organizations designated by each country as possessing the primary authority and responsibility to:

  • Adopt and implement anti-doping rules at a national level;
  • Plan and carry out anti-doping education;
  • Plan tests and adjudicate anti-doping rule violations at a national level;
  • Test athletes from other countries competing within that nation’s borders if required to.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has published a Guide for the Operational Independence of NADOs to support them in strengthening and reinforcing their operational independence as required by the revised World Anti-Doping Code.

Check the list of NADOs to find out who to contact in your country.

If a NADO has not been designated in a country, the National Olympic Committee (NOC) takes over these responsibilities.

Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (RADOs)

In a number of regions of the world, countries have pooled their resources together to create a RADO responsible for conducting anti-doping activities in the region in support of NADOs.

RADOs bring together geographically clustered groups of countries where there are limited or no anti-doping activities, for which they take over responsibility, including:

  • Provide anti-doping education for athletes, coaches and support personnel;
  • Testing of athletes;
  • Training of local sample collection personnel (doping control officers/chaperones);
  • An administrative framework to operate within.

Check the list of RADOs.