Sport Ireland's National Anti-Doping Programme acts to protect Ireland's sporting integrity against the threat of doping. The Anti-Doping Programme has been operational for over 10 years and in that time the requirements of a National Anti-Doping Programme have evolved considerably.
In the early years of the programme this function was delivered in line with the Government commitment to the Anti-Doping Convention of the Council of Europe. In more recent time additional requirements have emerged through the Government ratification of the UNESCO Convention against Doping in Sport which in effect commits the Government to full compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code.
WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY
Founded in 1999, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the international independent organisation to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. WADA is funded equally by the sports movement and governments of the world. WADA works towards a vision of the world that values and fosters a doping-free culture in sport. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code (the Code) - the document harmonising regulations regarding anti-doping in all sports and all countries. www.wada-ama.org(please note this takes you to a new website)