The World Anti-Doping Agency's Code is the core document that provides the framework for harmonization of anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sports and among public authorization around the globe, including in ICSD.
Since its inception on 1 January 2004, the Code has proven to be a very powerful and effective tool in the harmonization of anti-doping efforts worldwide. This has been demonstrated, by the overwhelming support of governments and sports in accepting the Code, in addition to the growing body of jurisprudence from the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) in supporting the Code's tenants.
ICSD accepted the Code on 23 February 2006 and has supported its efforts since then. These anti-doping Regulations are adopted and implemented in confidence with the ICSD's responsibilities under the Code and are in ICSD's continuing effort in the fight against doping.
The use of doping substance or doping methods to enhance performance is fundamentally wrong and is detrimental to the overall impact of sport. Drug misuse can be harmful to an athlete's health as well. Doping damages the integrity, image and value of our sports.
Athletes participating in ICSD sanctioned events must accept ICSD's Anti-Doping Regulations as a condition to compete. The ICSD's revised regulations with adopted WADA model came into effect on 01 March 2015.