WORLD ANTI-DOPING AGENCY
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established in 1999 as an international independent agency composed and funded equally by the sport movement and governments of the world. Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) – the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries.
SOUTH AFRICAN INSTITUTE FOR DRUG-FREE SPORT
The South African Institute for Drug-Free Sport (SAIDS) is a public entity established by an Act of Parliament, Act No. 14 of 1997: “To promote participation in sport free from the use of prohibited substances or methods intended to artificially enhance performance, thereby rendering impermissible doping practices which are contrary to the principles of fair play and medical ethics, in the interest of the health and well-being of sportspersons; and to provide for matters connected therewith”.
UCI ANTI-DOPING PROGRAMME
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List, incorporated in the UCI Anti-Doping Rules, identifies the substances and methods prohibited at all times (both in- and out-of-competition) and in-competition only.
The Prohibited List is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA and goes into effect on January 1 of each year.