National Anti-Doping Agency

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National Anti-Doping Agency will host an Inclusion Conclave to sharpen the focus on anti-doping education and processes for athletes with disabilities.

What is NADA?

  • NADA was established by the Government of India, with the objective of acting as the independent Anti-Doping Organization for India having a vision of dope-free sports.
  • It was set up as a registered society under the Societies Registration Act of 1860 on November 2005.
  • The primary functions of NADA are as under:
    • To implement the Anti-Doping Code to achieve compliance by all sports organizations in the Country.
    • To coordinate dope testing program through all participating stakeholders.
    • To promote anti-doping research and education to inculcate the value of dope free sports.
    • To adopt best practice standards and quality systems to enable effective implementation and continual improvement of the program.
  • Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)
  • Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take medications or undergo procedures. If the medication or method is prohibited as per the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List, a TUE may give that athlete the authorization to use that substance or method while competing without invoking an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) and applicable sanction.
  • Applications for TUEs are evaluated by a panel of physicians the TUE Committee (TUEC). NADO TUEs are only valid for national-level Competition and Out-of-Competition Testing.
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency
  • The World Anti-Doping Agency is a foundation initiated by the International Olympic Committee to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports.
  • The agency's key activities include monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code, whose provisions are enforced by the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.
  • Headquarters: Montreal, Quebec, Canada.


Q1) What is WADA and NADA?

The National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA) is the national organisation responsible for controlling and monitoring the use of dopes in all the sports in India. It deals with adoption and implementation of anti-doping rules and policies as per the rules made by the World Anti-Doping agency (WADA).

Source: PIB