IWUF Anti-Doping Rules 2021 now in force


On 1 January 2021, the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code (Code) entered into force. IWUF has therefore amended its own Anti-Doping Rules. The IWUF Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) 2021, effective also since 1 January 2021, replaces the IWUF ADR 2015 which is in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) 2021 Code. The new rules were approved by the IWUF Executive Board on 18 December 2020.

Click here to view the IWUF Anti-Doping Rules (ADR) 2021.

The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code was released by WADA earlier last year. Changes to the 2015 Code include among others:

  • A new ‘Athletes’ Anti-Doping Rights Act’ document;
  • Less restrictions and more flexibility in sanctions for “protected persons” and “recreational athletes”;
  • Reintroduction of ‘Aggravating Circumstances’;
  • Whereabouts requirements for team sports and athletes in team sports;
  • Stricter sanctions for tampering.

Click here to view the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code.

WADA has also introduced two new International Standards – the International Standard for Education and the International Standard for Results Management – bringing International Standards to a total of eight.

International Standard for Code Compliance by Signatories (ISCCS)

International Standard for Education (ISE) (New)

International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)

International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI)

International Standard for Results Management (ISRM) (New)

International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI)

International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE)

International Standard for the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods (Prohibited List)

The 2021 Code, which follows on from previous versions that entered into effect in 2004, 2009 and 2015, includes a number of important changes to global anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) around the world. It works in conjunction with the eight Standards that foster consistency among ADOs in technical areas.

For more information, please contact antidoping@iwuf.org.

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