The Code is the fundamental and universal document upon which the World Anti-Doping Program is based. Its purpose is to advance the anti-doping effort through universal harmonization of core anti-doping elements. It is intended to be specific enough to achieve complete harmonization on issues where uniformity is required, yet general enough in other areas to permit flexibility on how agreed-upon anti-doping principles are implemented.

The Code has been drafted giving consideration to the principles of proportionality and human rights.

For the full 2021 Code Review please see: https://www.wada-ama.org/en/what-we-do/the-code/2021-code-review