Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization’s (RADO’s) latest newsletter

Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization’s (RADO’s) latest newsletter

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
  • Appeals
  • Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
  • Anti-doping education
  • Doping Control Officers (DCOs). “

Please see the Oceania’s RADO latest newsletter here.
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