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The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established on 10 November 1999. Its mission is to promote and coordinate the fight against doping in sport internationally.


Thanks to this independent agency, the Olympic Movement and public authorities worldwide are able to intensify their efforts to banish drugs from sport. During the last 30 years there has been a generalised increase in awareness of the social phenomenon of doping in sport. Given the scope of the problem and the danger this scourge constitutes for the health and well-being of athletes and young people generally, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) was instrumental in the creation of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

The WADA Foundation Board is jointly composed of representatives of the Olympic Movement (the IOC, National Olympic Committees, International Sports Federations and athletes) and representatives of governments from all five continents. The headquarters of WADA are in Montreal (Canada). Regional offices have been established on other continents.

The World Anti-Doping Agency


Sir Craig Reedie
Director General
David Howman

Headquarters - Montreal

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Stock Exchange Tower
800 Place Victoria (Suite 1700)
P.O. Box 120
Montreal (Quebec) H4Z 1B7

European Office - Lausanne

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
Maison du Sport International
Avenue de Rhodanie 54
1007 Lausanne

Headquarters - Montreal
Telephone: +1 514 904 9232
Fax: +1 514 904 8650
E-mail: info@wada-ama.org

Headquarters - Lausanne
Telephone: +41 21 343 43 40
Fax: +41 21 343 43 41
E-mail: info@wada-ama.org