AntiDoping Program Development Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (RADO's)

Page last updated: 30 October 2013

Presentation given by WADA representative.

Slide 1 - Anti-Doping Program Development

Regional Anti-Doping Organizations (RADO's)
Commonwealth Sports Ministers Meeting
Beijing China - August 2008

Slide 2 - WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) Overview

  • Independent international Agency
  • Coordinates and monitors the global, harmonized fight against doping in sport
  • Equal partnership between the Sport Movement and Governments of the world
  • Established in 1999

Slide 3 - Governments & The Code

Copenhagen Declaration

  • Political commitment
  • 192

UNESCO International Convention

  • Practical tool
  • UNESCO's most successful treaty
  • 92 Total
  • 26 Commonwealth countries completed
  • 27 Commonwealth countries remain

Slide 4 - All Countries are required to have a NADO

  • All NOCs have accepted the World Anti-Doping Code
  • In absence of a NADO, the NOC shall be responsible for anti-doping activities

Slide 5 - Assistance required

Program Development

  • Globally - anti-doping capacity is limited
  • Assist countries/regions where there is no anti-doping program
  • Ensure all athletes in all countries in all sports are subject to the same anti-doping protocols and processes

The Pilot - 2004

  • Oceania Region
  • 4 Countries involved (Fiji, Samoa, Papua New Guinea, Tonga)
  • RADO Concept Developed
  • How far have we come since the first pilot project

Slide 6 - Development-RADO Summary

  • 2005 Development = 42 countries / 5 RADOs
  • 2006 Development = 41 countries / 4 RADOs
  • 2007 Development = 35 countries / 5 RADOs
  • 2008 Development = 4 countries / 1 RADOs
  • Total = 122 countries

Slide 7 - Faces of the RADOs

  • Natanya Potoi - Fiji - Oceania
  • Neil Murrell - Barbados - Caribbean
  • Valerie Onyango - Kenya - Africa Zone V
  • Joel Libombo - Mozambique - Africa Zone VI

Slide 8 - Oceania - Achievements

  • RADO Office established and fully equipped
  • RADO Board established
  • Testing conducted on behalf of the International Rugby Board (IRB) and Association of National Anti-Doping Organisations (ANADO)
  • Education programmes
  • Conducted testing and Education Outreach at the 2007 South Pacific Games - "Be a leader. Play True. Play Safe"
  • Athlete Ambassadors Group
  • Education Working Group (idea stage)

Slide 9 - Oceania - In the region

Symposia:

  • Fiji Association of Sports and National Olympic Committee
  • Samoa Association of Sport and National Olympic Committee
  • ONOC Secretary General Meeting
  • University of South Pacific Scholars Program
  • Drug Free Sport New Zealand DCO Conference
  • International Cricket Council - East Asia Pacific
  • IRB Pacific Islands Performance Unit
  • Education Sessions for teams participating at the 2007 South Pacific Games

Slide 10 - Oceania - In the region

Educational Materials

Consequences:

  • Being seen as a cheat
  • Unemployment
  • Poor Health

RADO flyer: Consequences

Traps:

  • Asthma & Colds
  • Recreation
  • Nutritional Supplements

RADO flyer: Traps

Slide 12 - Caribbean

  • 14 Countries - Trinidad & Tobago, Dominica, Guyana, Cayman Islands, Turks & Caicos, Barbados, Montserrat, St. Kitts & Nevis, Bahamas, Antigua & Barduda, St. Lucia, Suriname, Grenada, St. Vincent & the Grenadines
  • Majority of countries had little to no anti-doping programs running prior to the establishment of the RADO
  • 5 member RADO Board (both Government and NOC involvement from each country)
  • 10 Commonwealth Countries
  • The RADO has gone a long way to assist development

Slide 13 - Caribbean - Achievements

  • RADO Office established and fully equipped
  • RADO Board established
  • Doping Control Officers Trained
  • Responsible for testing at the 2007 ICC World Cup

Slide 14 - Caribbean - In the region

Symposia:

  • Caribbean National Olympic Committee Meeting
  • 2007 International Cricket Council World Cup
  • Traveling Education Seminar in conjunction with WADA
  • Several visits to member countries

Slide 15 - Caribbean - In the region

  • Athlete Outreach Programs
  • 36th Annual CARIFTA Games
  • Central America and Caribbean Games

Slide 17 - Africa Zone V

  • 7 Countries - Burundi, Ethiopia, Egypt, Kenya, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
  • Majority of countries had little or no anti-doping programs running prior to the establishment of the RADO
  • 7 member RADO Board (both Government and NOC involvement from each country)
  • 3 Commonwealth Countries
  • The RADO has gone a long way to assist development

Slide 18 - Africa Zone V - Achievements

  • RADO Office established and fully equipped
  • RADO Board established
  • Doping Control Officers trained
  • Responsible for testing at various regional and international events

Slide 19 - Africa Zone V - In the region

Symposia:

  • Sudan Sports Federation
  • World Cross Country Championships - Mombassa
  • Booker Academy - Nairobi
  • Doping Control Training
  • Sport Science Symposium - Burundi
  • Pre Tournament Cricket Symposium
  • Uganda Sport Federation
  • Ethiopia Sports Federation Symposium
  • Africa University Games Symposium

Slide 20 - Africa Zone V - In the region

Education Materials

RADO flyer: Africa Zone V   RADO flyer: Africa Zone V

Slide 21 - Africa Zone VI

  • 10 Countries - Angola, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Malawi, Botswana, Namibia, South, Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland
  • Majority of countries had little or no anti-doping programs running prior to the establishment of the RADO
  • 10 member RADO Board (both Government and NOC involvement from each country)
  • 8 Commonwealth Countries

Slide 22 - How has the RADO made a difference?

  • The 4 RADO's reach 27 Commonwealth countries
  • In the regions programs that are:
  • Educating athletes, coaches and youth
  • Interactive and engaging
  • Better understanding of issues of doping in sport
  • Integrated approach to promote buy-in
  • Programs being established in each country
  • Partners being established for long term sustainability

Slide 23 - Future Plans

  • 4 RADOs involved in 2008 Youth Commonwealth Games WADA Awareness program - Puna, India
  • WADA will continue to support RADO operations with partners assistance
  • International/Regional/Local Organizations partnering with RADOs
  • Profile WADA / Commonwealth Secretariat support
  • Major focus on integrated education programs and development

Slide 24 - Where do we go from here?

  • Recommend the Commonwealth Secretariat continue to support the program beyond 2009
  • Request the Commonwealth Sports Ministers endorse such a recommendation
  • We are seeing a difference - let's make sure it has a long term effect