WADA was established in 1999 it is funded by governments across the world in order to prevent the use of dangerous or harmful drugs that go against the ethics of sport.
Many of the drugs are banned from sport as they have adverse health effects and as many sports players act as role models to children in our society it is important they promote a drug free image as this will prevent people in the public from taking performance enhancing drugs.
WADA have a world anti-doping code which consists of a list of prohibited substances which is constantly updated with research and includes testing procedures for countries to follow.
The world Anti-doping agency’s key role is to promote,coordinate and monitor the fight against doping in sport in all its form.It does not have a role in measuring the effects of prohibited substances in sports that is left to the branches of WADA in each country.
The Australian branch of WADA is known as ASADA= Australian sports anti-doping authority
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