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Anti-Doping programme

Anti-Doping is the elimination of use of performance enhancing substances in sport. It is spearheaded by the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) under the UNESCO Convention against doping in sport. Zambia ratified the Convention in 2008.

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and Regional Anti-doping Organizations (RADO) provide technical advice to member countries through the WADA code. All member countries are expected to remain compliant to the UNESCO Convention and the WADA Code by implementing anti-doping programmes such as Anti-doping education, sensitization and continue testing athletes.

Zambia received a grant from the UNESCO Fund for Eliminating Doping in Sport. Several education and sensitizations activities are undertaken among sportspersons around the country.

Through the UNESCO Convention and WADA Code, the country is supposed to have an Independent National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO).  Currently, the country has no NADO but an Interim-Committee of NADO is in place.

 

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