Documents and Regulations

World Anti-Doping Code

The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the core document that harmonizes anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities around the world. It works in conjunction with eight International Standards which aim to foster consistency among anti-doping organizations in various areas.

WDSF Anti-Doping Code

The fight against doping in DanceSport is assigned the highest priority by WDSF. A signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code from the outset, WDSF has been assessed fully Code Compliant by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) since 7 November 2003. The anti-doping activities required of International DanceSport Federations by the World Anti-Doping Code include conducting testing at competitions and out-of-competition, providing educational programmes for athletes and officials, and sanctioning those who commit anti-doping rule violations.

The WDSF Anti-Doping Code is the core document that provides the framework for anti-doping policies, rules and regulations. The current WDSF Anti-Doping Code complies with the principles and all mandatory articles of the World Anti-Doping Code that took effect on 1 January 2021.

The WDSF Anti-Doping Code is an integral part of the WDSF Statutes (Article 20). Under the terms of their membership, all National Member Bodies and Associate Members of WDSF are obliged to enforce the WDSF Anti-Doping Code and the World Anti-Doping Code within their own jurisdiction (WDSF Statutes, Article 5, Admission and Termination of Membership).

The WDSF anti-doping rules are based on the World Anti-Doping Code and have been adapted to DanceSport. In case of an anti-doping rule violation, the sanctions are determined by the WDSF Disciplinary Council.

International Standards

The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the core document that harmonizes anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities around the world. It works in conjunction with the following eight International Standards that aim to foster consistency among anti-doping organizations in various areas.

  1. Prohibited List
  2. Testing and investigations
  3. Laboratories
  4. Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
  5. Protection of Privacy and Personal Information
  6. Code Compliance by Signatories
  7. Education
  8. Results Management

These International Standards have been the subject of lengthy consultation processes with WADA’s stakeholders and are mandatory for all Signatories of the Code.