The World Anti-doping code

The current world antidoping code in place is 2015 with 2019 amendments which you can find here

The new one will take effect in 2021, and the draft version is already available here

The Prohibited List of Substances and Methods

The current Prohibited list is available here

The prohibited list is updated every year and takes effect on 1st January of that year. So it needs to be updated annually accordingly.

The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO)

The Global DRO is a database that provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) application process and form:

RADO TUE Process Checklist:

Global list of suspended athlete support personnel

Athletes can access the list of suspended doctors, physiotherapists, coaches globally with whom they should not associate here

The WADA Anti-Doping Education e-Learning platform (ADeL)

The anti-doping e-learning platform (ADEL) offers access to all topics related to clean sports and anti-doping. It offers courses for athletes, coaches, doctors, administrators, university students and anyone interested in learning more about anti-doping and protecting the values of clean sport. The courses are free of charge and can be accessed here

Principles and values associated with clean sport

  1. Ethics
  2. Integrity
  3. Fairplay

The Principle of Strict Liability

Every Athlete is strictly responsible for the substances found in their urine and/or blood sample collected during doping control, regardless of whether the athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or method.

Consequences of doping

Include physical and mental health, social and economic effects, and sanctions/antidoping
rule violations which are elaborated in this brochure from WADA.

Risks of supplement use

A common misconception about supplements is that they are safe and superior to food. This is not true. Supplements are not a shortcut to good nutrition, and their use is unnecessary if you are on a well-balanced diet. Moreover, several risks are associated with their as:

  • They may contain or be contaminated with a banned substance
  • They may make false claims such as WADA approved or safe for athletes
  • They may exclude or falsify some contents from their labels

Contact information

National Anti-doping Organization (NADO) – Uganda
C/O Uganda Olympic Committee
Plot 2-10 Heskethbell Road

Lugogo Sports Complex, Kampala