World Lacrosse is Committed to Integrity
DOPING-FREE WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP LACROSSE
World Lacrosse (WL) is a full supporter of WADA – the World Anti-Doping Agency. World Lacrosse has adopted WADA’s anti-doping policies and procedures for all of its men’s and women’s world championship events. This includes the use of the WADA Code, the five International Standards (namely, the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods [Prohibited List], Testing, Laboratories, Therapeutic Use Exemptions, and Protection of Privacy and Personal Information) and Whereabouts Information.
World Lacrosse is also one of many independent international sports federations who belong to AIMS, the Alliance of Independent Members of SportAccord. AIMS, as a organization, also fully supports WADA, its code and policies application.
The purpose of this page is to communicate World Lacrosse’s support of WADA and it’s commitment to the doping-free integrity of the sport of lacrosse. It also provides links to the WADA website for World Lacrosse National Governing Body (NGB) member access to WADA information and documents.
ADeL – Anti-Doping e-Learning Platform
The WADA Anti-Doping e-Learning Platform (ADeL) offers access to all topics related to clean sport and anti-doping. It offers courses for athletes, coaches, doctors, administrators and anyone interested in learning more about anti-doping and protecting the values of clean sport.
WADA — WHO WE ARE
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide movement for doping-free sport.
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.
A world where all athletes can compete in a doping-free sporting environment.
WADA CORE VALUES
- We are the guardian of the values and spirit inherent in the Code.
- We are impartial, objective, balanced and transparent.
- We observe the highest ethical standards and avoid improper influences or conflicts of interests that would undermine our independent and unbiased judgment.
- We develop policies, procedures and practices that reflect justice, equity and integrity.
- We govern and manage in accordance with the values and spirit of the Code.
- We are accountable to our funding bodies, while maintaining appropriate independence from undue influence.
- We respect the rights and integrity of clean athletes.
- We conduct business professionally.
- We develop innovative and practical solutions to assist with stakeholder Code implementation and compliance.
- We benchmark off and apply best practice standards to all our activities.
THE AGENCY’S HISTORY
After the events that shook the world of cycling in the summer of 1998, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) decided to convene a World Conference on Doping, bringing together all parties involved in the fight against doping.
The First World Conference on Doping in Sport held, in Lausanne, Switzerland, on February 2-4, 1999, produced the Lausanne Declaration on Doping in Sport. This document provided for the creation of an independent international anti-doping agency to be operational for the Games of the XXVII Olympiad in Sydney in 2000.
Pursuant to the terms of the Lausanne Declaration, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established on November 10, 1999, in Lausanne to promote and coordinate the fight against doping in sport internationally. WADA was set up as a foundation under the initiative of the IOC with the support and participation of intergovernmental organizations, governments, public authorities, and other public and private bodies fighting doping in sport.
The Agency consists of equal representatives from the Olympic Movement and public authorities.