Together for a fair sport

In association with WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) and ITA, the EOC is dedicated to complying with world Clean Sport regulations and helping to educate and inform athletes and coaches about its importance and how to effectively follow Clean Sport requirements.

3. The anti-doping landscape

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is the independent international body responsible for harmonising anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries. The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the core document that sets out all anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organisations around the world. The Code is supplemented by eight International Standards, including the Prohibited List that is updated at least annually. 

As a Signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code, the European Olympic Committees is responsible for implementing an effective and Code-compliant anti-doping program. The EOC has delegated parts of its anti-doping program for the European Games and the European Youth Festivals (Summer and Winter) to the International Testing Agency (ITA), an independent organisation that manages anti-doping programs on behalf of International Federations and Major Event Organisers.

The EOC, the ITA and the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) of a European Games host nation collaborate to make sure that all pre- and at-Games anti-doping activities are aligned and effective.