Education Tools

“I am an athlete who has the right to participate in clean sport. I will embrace the spirit of sport, respect my competitors, my sport and all those involved in my sporting endeavors. I will Play True and Say No To Doping!” WADA

The WBSC has developed the 2021-2024 Education Plan that you can download here.

Effective prevention and clean sport values-based education programs are important to create a strong doping-free culture. WADA has developed resources for athletes, coaches, doctors and any other person who wishes to know more about anti-doping.

Education tools

ADEL for International-Level Athletes
ADEL for National-level-Athletes
ADEL for Registered Testing Pool Athletes

These are the programs par excellence for athletes. They give athletes information about the dangers of doping and the importance of anti-doping controls and promote positive attitudes to avoid doping.

The tools shift the focus from what athletes are not allowed to do, to offering solutions for clean progression in sport. They consist of eight modules:

  • Doping control process;
  • Whereabouts;
  • TUEs;
  • Results management;
  • Medical reasons to stay clean;
  • Ethical reasons to stay clean;
  • Practical help to stay clean;
  • How to deal with pressure.

Guide to the Code for Athletes
Our purpose is to help athletes understand the main changes to the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), especially those that have the greatest impact on them. Protecting athletes’ health and their anti-doping rights are at the center of WADA and WBSC efforts in protecting clean sport.

Guide to the Code for Athlete Support Personnel
Our purpose is to help Athlete Support Personnel understand the main changes to the World Anti-Doping Code (Code), especially those that have the greatest impact on them. Protecting athletes’ health and their anti-doping rights are at the center of WADA and WBSC efforts in protecting clean sport.

ADEL for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
“ADEL for Tokyo 2020 Olympics” enables Anti-Doping Organizations to help prepare their national team athletes and coaches on all Anti-Doping topics at the Games.

Athletes and coaches taking the new course will gain an understanding of the Tokyo 2020 anti-doping rules, procedures and requirements – including how to check medications and apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE), how to provide whereabouts information, and explanations of the athletes’ rights and responsibilities during the testing process.

Sport Values in every classroom toolkit
This WADA toolkit is a free, cross-curricular resource targeted at teachers of students aged 8-12 years old. The mission is to assist teachers in their work to instil in children the values of respect, equity and inclusion through engaging activities.

ADEL for High Performance Coaches
Itis an educational tool primarily aimed at coaches of all skill levels. It provides anti-doping education for coaches of elite and recreational-level athletes. It has different modules covering all anti-doping processes as well as tutorials, scenario-based activities and quizzes. It is characterised by the following modules:

  • Health consequences of using doping substances;
  • Accountability;
  • Results management;
  • TUEs;
  • Whereabouts;
  • Decision making.

ADEL for Medical Professionals
It is intended to support sport physicians developing anti-doping education programs which can be adapted and customised to suit local cultures, conditions and resources. It consists of:

  • Doping control process;
  • Introduction to Gene Doping;
  • Bringing medication to the Games;
  • Doping and Sports medicine ethics;
  • The Prohibited List and TUEs;
  • Identifying and prescribing prohibited drugs;
  • Health consequences of Doping;
  • The Athlete's Biological Passport;
  • IOC needle Policy.

ADEL for Medical Professionals at Major Games
This course focuses on the specific knowledge required of medical professionals, such as team doctors that are attending a major sporting event, and includes guidance on managing and bringing medication to the Olympic Games as well as information on the IOC’s No-Needle Policy.

Completion of the ADeL for Medical Professionals at Major Games course is a pre-requisite for team doctors registering for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

ADEL for Parents of Elite Athletes
It is the online tool for athletes' parents and one of its main objectives is to make parents aware of the principle of Strict Liability, ensuring that the children know what is doping.

Furthermore, it aims to make known all 10 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs), the point that competitive athletes are tested for doping substances regularly both in and out of competition in order to have a clean, protected sport and clean athletes. In this tool are included also the stages of the Anti-Doping control and all the rights and responsibilities of the child when he is expecting to proceed with a Doping control process.

Code Implementation Support Program (CISP)
It will include an educational tool that helps administrators working in the anti-doping department to carry out their activities efficiently. It consists of the following modules specifically: Education, Intelligence and Investigations, TUEs, Testing, Results and Management and ADAMS. For each module, the definition of the topic to be evaluated, the purpose and the whole process to be followed step-by-step are explained in detail.

Play True Quiz
WADA’s Play True Quiz is an interactive computer game that tests athletes and their entourage’s knowledge about anti-doping. It is currently available in 47 languages. As an integral element of its Outreach Program, WADA devoted considerable resources to the development of this interactive computer game which has been showcased at major events including the Olympic Games, Paralympic Games and many international events.

Youth Quiz
The Youth Quiz was developed to target a younger audience by providing them core anti-doping information that better suits their level. This interactive tool has been featured at the Youth Olympic Games and other youth events. The Youth Quiz is currently available in 42 languages.

Roles and responsibilities

WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency)
It publishes on its website the essential points of the educational programs through the International Standard Education (ISE): a manual that includes everything that sports organisations must do to educate their stakeholders on Anti-Doping.

The International Federations
They must designate educational programs for International-Level Athletes and for those included in their education pool.

Major event organisations (MEOs)
Meos are responsible for ensuring educational activities during their events, through event-based education activities.

National Olympic Committees (NOCs)
Where a National Anti-Doping Organisation doesn't exist, the National Olympic Committee shall be the authority on Education in their country. Where a NADO exists, The NOC shall cooperate with their NADO to ensure that Athletes and Athlete Support Personnel selected to participate in the Olympic / Paralympic Games shall receive Education in advance of the Event.

The National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs)
Nados are the entities responsible for education within their countries.

National Sport Federations (NFs)
NFs must collaborate with NADOs in carrying out its anti-doping educational activities.