Antidoping Switzerland is a reliable and active organisation promoting credible and clean sport at national and international level. To achieve our aims we conclude appropriate agreements and engage in expedient partnerships. We involve partners in the problem-solving process and develop and offer applicable products and services. As a result, we are recognised as a reliable and competent partner.
Partners – national
In signing the International Agreement of 19 October 2005 against Doping in Sport, the Swiss Confederation Federal Office of Sport FOSPO committed itself to fighting the spread of doping in sport. In 2008 Swiss Olympic established the Antidoping Switzerland foundation as the national agency to fight doping. In a framework agreement for the period 2013 - 2016, the Confederation assigned all non-regulatory tasks to the foundation and established appropriate funding. In particular, Antidoping Switzerland supports the federal authorities involved in carrying out their tasks and represents the anti-doping campaign in the relevant national bodies.
Youth + Sport (J+S) is the Confederation's sport promotion programme, whose main focus is training sports coaches. Each year about 100,000 J+S coaches are engaged in training children and teenagers, the majority of them in a voluntary capacity. About 60,000 people attend a J+S training course. J+S promotes health and the prevention of doping and addresses the undesirable aspects of the sporting world such as addiction, sexual harassment, violence and doping. In conjunction with J+S, Antidoping Switzerland establishes the principles of doping prevention at a young age and provides the training module 'Preventive Action: Doping-free sport' for J+S coaches.
Swiss Olympic is the umbrella organisation for the Swiss sports associations. On 1 July 2008 it assigned the fight against doping to the autonomous foundation Antidoping Switzerland. Swiss Olympic continues to house the Disciplinary Chamber for Doping Cases (DC), which sets sanctions for sports associations affiliated to Swiss Olympic in the case of violations against anti-doping provisions. Appeals against DC rulings can be made to the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
'Cool and Clean' is the prevention programme in Swiss sport, promoting fair and clean sport and run by Swiss Olympic. The programme is aimed at sports clubs, the sports associations management and Swiss Olympic label schools. The sponsors of 'Cool and Clean' are Swiss Olympic, the Federal Office of Sport (FOSPO) and the Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH). 'Cool and Clean' and Antidoping Switzerland aim to systematically use and optimise their overlapping information and communication channels.
Partners – international
Following events at the 1998 Tour de France, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) was established on 10 November 1999 in Lausanne as a foundation under Swiss law. Governments and the Olympic sports movement are equally represented on the 36-member foundation board. Since April 2002, WADA's headquarters have been based in Montreal, Canada, with a European office in Lausanne. WADA's mission is to promote and harmonise the international fight against doping in all areas. WADA defines the World Anti-Doping Code and its International Standards. Antidoping Switzerland is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code and fully meets the requirements of WADA's Code Compliance.
The iNADO brings together 40 national anti-doping organisations (NADOs) and regional anti-doping organisations (RADOs). The iNADO fosters the exchange of knowledge and practical experience among its members and represents their common interests.
A four-country agreement on close cooperation has been in place since 2009. The four agencies regularly work together on prevention, legal matters, doping controls and research, exchanging information and specialist staff.
Agreement with Antidoping Switzerland on quality management since 2009.
Agreement with Antidoping Switzerland since 2009.
Partnership since 2009, agreement with Antidoping Switzerland updated in 2014. Among other things, this agreement governs the regular exchange of ideas, the intention to pursue joint projects in IT and IT applications, to exchange employees when necessary and to make information mutually available in investigations.
Global DRO is brought to you through a partnership between UK Anti-Doping (UKAD), the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES), the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) and Antidoping Switzerland. The Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) as well as the Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority (ASADA) are official Global DRO licensees.