The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) mission is to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. WADA was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sports movement and the governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code – the document harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.
WADA works towards a vision of the world that values and fosters a doping-free culture in sport. Doping, unfortunately, has been part of sport since ancient Greek times. Throughout the history of sport, there have been athletes who chose to dope and a majority who chose to compete without using performance-enhancing substances. A long-term solution to preventing doping is through effective values-based education programmes that foster anti-doping behaviours and create a strong anti-doping culture. WADA, through its many different programmes and initiatives, targets above all the athletes, providing them with the ethical and technical guidelines to compete free from doping.
Play True! is WADA’s slogan. Athletes who pledge to "play true" are committed to sport that is free from doping. By being part of the Play True Generation athletes in DanceSport commit to leading the way in promoting and ensuring clean sport.
Read about the current WADA Education and Awareness Campaign!
The WADA website provides exentisve information on other topics concerning athletes' health as well as anti-doping measures and procedures.