India Contributes USD 1 Million to WADA

India has pledged to contribute USD 1 million to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

How the fund will be utilized?

  • The budget will be used for the scientific research budget of the WADA so as to ensure the atmosphere of Clean Sport globally.
  • The clean sports environment would allow WADA to develop the innovative anti-doping testing and detection methods.
  • The fund will also be used to strengthen the independent Investigations and Intelligence Department of WADA.

Contribution towards the agency

India has contributed USD 1 million to the agency. It is the highest contribution among other world governments like China, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. The contribution from the member nations will also be matched with the equal sum by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

World Anti-Doping Agency

WADA foundation was initiated by the International Olympic Committee which is based in Canada. The agency was founded in order to promote, coordinate and monitor the fight against drugs in sports. It performs the activities like scientific research, development of anti-doping capacities, education and monitoring the World Anti-Doping Code. WADA was created by a collective initiative of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). It was established on November 10, 1999 in Switzerland. It was set as a result the “Declaration of Lausanne”.  The current president of the agency is Witold Banka. It receives half of its budgetary requirements from IOC and the half comes from various national governments.

Decision-making authority

The highest decision-making authority is the 38-member foundation board.  The board comprise of IOC representatives and representatives of national governments equally. This board also appoints the president of the agency.