By adopting the World Anti-Doping Code in Leipzig on 10 December 2003, the NADA, together with the National Olympic Committee for Germany, has undertaken to translate the WADA Code into sporting reality.
But not only does the NADA's anti-doping rules and regulations comprise the mandatory provisions laid down in the WADA Code and in the WADA's International Standards (highly relevant for the NADA's practical work), it also attempts to incorporate the anti-doping codes of conduct covering all sporting disciplines that had already applied in the German sports community as well. In line with this endeavor, the "framework directives" and the old brochure entitled "Doping Testing System" published by the joint anti-doping commission of the German Sports Confederation (DSB) and the National Olympic Committee (NOK) have been incorporated as far as this was possible.
Version One of the NADA Code was approved by the NADA's Board of Directors in late October 2004, and implemented by the German sport federations by the end of 2005.
In response to empirical feedback and comments both from the national sport federations and from the WADA, the NADA Code was reviewed during the 2nd half of 2005, with the revised version approved by the Board of Directors on 14 December 2005. It came into force effective 1 April 2006 for the athletes and national sport federations. The NADA Code was reviewed once more, following the revision of the WADA Code, and in this version came into force on 1 Januar 2009, thus replacing the NADA Code 2006. The revised version of the NADA Code 2009 (NADC 09) has applied since 1 July 2010.
To sum up, it must be stated that the new WADA Code (and analogously the NADA Code) constitute an important step on the way towards ensuring more international justice, thus simultaneously increasing equality of opportunity.
The NADA-Code and it's Standards can be found and downloaded in the section Service & Info .
National Anti Doping Agency Germany
- Legal Matters -
Dr. Lars Mortsiefer
Telefon: +49 (228) 812 92 - 122
Telefax: +49 (228) 812 92 - 229
Prof. Dr. Roland Baar is independent ombudsman and contact person for athletes for questions concering data protection as well a the requirements of the Code.