This section provides information about WADA’s constitution, structure and governance. WADA has developed a series of Questions & Answers to present the Agency’s mission and priorities, and to promote better understanding of a number of technical areas in anti-doping.
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 sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. WADA is a Swiss private law Foundation. Its seat is in Lausanne, Switzerland, and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada. WADA works towards a vision of the world that values and fosters a doping-free culture in sport.