Lausanne World Conference

Concern about the spread of doping in sport and the lack of tangible results of its decision the IOC in February 1999 held in Lausanne World Conference on Doping in Sport, which was sharply questioned about need for considerable improvement in all areas of the fight against doping in sport – the development of common standards, coordinating efforts of various sports organizations, international organizations, governmental organizations, the public, educational and research activities, legal aspects, etc. To carry out this work it was considered advisable to establish an independent World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Such an agency and was established November 10, 1999 as a private independent entity on the basis of equal representation of the Olympic movement and public organizations. In 2001, WADA has voted for location of its headquarters in Montreal (Canada). The main activities of WADA, determined by the charter of the organization, highlighted the following: Development and coordination at the international level the fight against doping in sport in all forms, including its use during the competition and between competitions. In this direction, WADA cooperates with intergovernmental organizations, governments, NGOs and other public and private bodies fighting against doping in sport; strengthening on the ethical principles of sport without doping and help protect the health of athletes; the formation and modification for all interested public and private bodies, including the IOC, the IFs and the NOCs, the list of substances and methods prohibited for use in sports; encourage, support, coordination of cooperation with interested public and private bodies, in particular with the IOC, the IFs and the NOCs in the organization of the testing conducted in the period mezhsorevnovatelny without notice; the development, harmonization and unification of scientific and technical standards for sampling, procedures and equipment, including the placement of laboratories; promote the consolidation of the agreed rules, disciplinary procedures, sanctions and other means to combat doping in sport; the creation and development programs, the anti-doping education and prevention programs at the international level with a view to enhancing the practice of doping-free sport in accordance with ethical principles; promotion and coordination research in the fight against doping in sport.

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