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About Anti-Doping

The information in this Anti Doping section contains important information provided by WAKO (IF) to all of its WAKO International/ Affiliated Members and WAKO Continental Confederations/ Federations. Following are the rules and regulations; as a WAKO National Member, compliance is mandatory for all WAKO organization and WAKO International/ Affiliated Members.

Anti-Doping Update

Anti-Doping Update

WAKO/WADA work to ensure that athletes benefit from the same anti-doping protocols and protections, no matter the nationality, the sport, or the country where tested. The ultimate goal is safe and fair competition worldwide. 

Anti-Doping Rules

WAKO Anti-Doping Guidelines

List of Prohibited Substances 2017

WADA Summary of Major Modifications 2016

Information Note (ADAMS)

Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS)


WAKO is currently implementing ADAMS for all its international Anti Doping Activity.


The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) was developed for this purpose. It is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.

Available in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Dutch and Arabic, not only is ADAMS easy to use, it is also free for WADA’s stakeholders allowing them to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the fight against doping in sport. ADAMS’ multi-level access system protects the security and confidentiality of data.

ADAMS is a clearinghouse where all data can be stored, in particular laboratory results, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and information on Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs). It facilitates the sharing of information amongst relevant organizations and promotes efficiency, transparency and effectiveness in all anti-doping activities.

ADAMS addresses the key activities of anti-doping operations through its functions:


Athlete Whereabouts

The Web-based functionality allows athletes to comply with the whereabouts rules of their sport by entering their information from anywhere in the world. Additionally, ADAMS supports the delegation of this responsibility to an authorized representative such as team manager, agent or other third party.

This functionality also helps anti-doping organizations share whereabouts information, crucial for supporting athletes so that they do not need to enter their whereabouts more than once via multiple means. Athletes can also modify their whereabouts through the use of SMS messaging to ADAMS.

TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemptions) Management

ADAMS facilitates online management of TUE requests, as well as online notification to those involved in the process. TUE information is shared with all and only relevant parties, thus for the athlete one submission is all that is necessary. Upon approval of the TUE, ADAMS also provides the athletes the option to print their Certificate of Approval for their records.

Test Planning & Results Management

The ADAMS doping control database provided to ADOs is an essential tool for managing both an in- and out-of-competition doping control program. Stakeholders can use ADAMS to plan, coordinate and order tests, as well as to manage test results. Coordination of doping control programs in the ADAMS system helps to avoid duplication of testing efforts and harmonizes communications between testing authorities, sample collection agencies as well as WADA accredited laboratories. 

Lab Results Module

WADA-Accredited Laboratories utilize ADAMS to submit test results to the appropriate authorities including WADA. In this way, Results Management Organizations are notified of results promptly and clearly and WADA is automatically engaged to ensure transparency in all results management processes.   

ADAMS was launched in 2005 for the initial pilot phase. The system has since then been introduced and implemented by most Anti Doping Organizations and all WADA accredited anti-doping laboratories.

WADA Leaflets

WADA Leaflets

Following are the WADA Leaflets available for downloading:

Games/ E-Learning

Games/ E-Learning

Following are the WADA Leaflets available for downloading:

  • Play True Quix -
  • Play True Challenge -
  • Coach True -


Material for Presentations / Workshops:

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