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The National Anti-Doping Code 2021

National Anti-Doping Code

The National Anti-Doping Code (NADC) is the most important cross-sport anti-doping set of rules for German sport. The NADC is based on the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC) and the implementation regulations relevant for practice, the "International Standards".

What is the NADC?

The NADC implements the essential provisions of the WADC and forms the uniform basis for the anti-doping regulations of the sports federations in Germany.

National Anti-Doping Code 2021

National Anti-Doping Code 2021

National Anti-Doping Code 2021

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National Anti-Doping Code 2021 (Redline Version)

National Anti-Doping Code 2021 (Redline Version)

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Synopsis to the NADC21

Synopsis to the NADC21

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Development of the NADC

With the adoption of the WADC on December 10, 2003 in Leipzig, NADA, together with the then National Olympic Committee for Germany (since 2006 the German Olympic Sports Confederation), committed themselves to implementing the WADC. The first version of the NADC was approved by the then honorary board of NADA at the end of October 2004 and implemented by the German sports federations by the end of 2005. NADA revised the NADC for the first time at the end of 2005. In doing so, NADA considered the relevant specifications of WADA. In addition, many practical experiences and comments from the national sports federations have been included. The NADC 2006 came into force on April 1st, 2006 for athletes and national sports federations. Another revision of the NADC took place in 2008. With the revision of the WADC 2009, the NADC 2009 came into force on January 1st, 2009. The NADC 2009 was editorially revised in Germany on July 1, 2010. Version 2.0 of the NADC 2009 was valid until December 31st, 2014. In order to meet current requirements, the NADC was again fundamentally revised for 2015.

On August 21st, 2020, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) officially recognized the English version of NADA's National Anti-Doping Code 2021 (NADC21). NADA thus correctly implements the specifications of the revised World Anti-Doping Code 2021 (WADC2021) in the national regulations and is therefore declared "compliant" by WADA. The WADC2021 and NADC21 came into effect on January 1st, 2021 and replaced the previous regulations from 2015.

The NADC and standards can be found below or in the Downloads section.

National Standards (in German)

Standard for Testing and Investigation

Standard for Testing and Investigation

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Standard for Education

Standard for Education

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Standard for Results Management

Standard for Results Management

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Standard for Medication Controls on Horses

Standard for Medication Controls on Horses

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Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemption

Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemption

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Standard for Protection of Privacy and Personal Information

Standard for Protection of Privacy and Personal Information

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Informational translation (in German)

International Standard for Code Compliance /informational translation)

International Standard for Code Compliance /informational translation)

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Prohibited List 2022 (Informational translation)

Prohibited List 2022 (Informational translation)

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Template for federations

As a service, you will find the anti-doping code templates on this page, which serve as an aid to the implementation of the NADC 2015 and the NADC21.

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Archive regulations

On this page we provide you with the old National Anzo-Doping Codes codes.

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