WADA shares first draft of 2021 World Anti-Doping Code

(Ottawa, Ontario – June 27, 2018) – The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has released the first draft of the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code for review by stakeholders.

The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) leads the process of providing comments to WADA on behalf of the Canadian sport community. In early fall 2018 the CCES will lead consultations to gather comments on the first draft of the Code and the International Standards. In the meantime, stakeholders are encouraged to review the Code draft and current International Standards and provide comments to the CCES by email at [email protected].

This is the second of three phases that support the two-year consultation process for the development of the 2021 Code and International Standards. This phase of the consultation runs from June 4 to October 12, 2018. In this phase, the International Standards are also open for review. New versions of the Code, the Standards and the Canadian Anti-Doping Program (CADP) will come into effect on January 1, 2021.

The Code is the core document that harmonizes anti-doping policies, rules and regulations across sport organizations and public authorities around the world. It is a living document that is reviewed through a consultation process every six years.

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About the CCES

The CCES is an independent, national, not-for profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that good sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. The CCES acknowledges funding, in part, from the Government of Canada. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.


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