By Masa Takaya on 26/10/10 at 10:14 pm
The ITU Anti-doping team would like to share the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization’s (RADO’s) latest newsletter with you.
WADA help set up RADOs for a number of reasons. According to the WADA website,
“The overall objectives of WADA’s Program Development activities are:
- To help countries and organizations develop anti-doping programs that are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code in regions of the world where no quality anti-doping activities have been established;
- To bring together several countries and stakeholders within a geographic area to mobilize and pool resources for anti-doping under the umbrella of an independent Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO);
- To increase worldwide testing and promote long-term sustainability of testing and anti-doping education;
- To ensure that all athletes in all countries and in all sports are subject to the same anti-doping protocols and processes;
- To have all countries in the world engaged in anti-doping activities.
Overview of the Program:
- There are currently 15 established RADOs bringing together 122 countries. Please refer to in the Download Centre for a sample of a typical RADO structure;
- Every member country is represented on the RADO Board by an individual appointed by the country’s government and National Olympic Committee (NOC);
- Several key partners, including established National Anti-Doping Organizations, International Federations, continental associations of NOCs, and intergovernmental organizations are assisting the RADOs in developing sustainable anti-doping programs.
- All RADOs have trained local experts in the following areas:
- Results management
- Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
- Anti-doping education
- Doping Control Officers (DCOs). “
Please see the Oceania’s RADO latest newsletter here.