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Qatar Anti-Doping Commission

Qatar Anti-Doping Commission

is the national anti-doping organization for the state of Qatar, an independent, non-profit organization, that is responsible for:
  1. Public awareness raising , education of athletes and their support staff.
  2. Testing athletes in and out of competition.
  3. approving therapeutic use exemption (when athlete needs a medication which is on the banned list).
  4. Result management of violation cases.


To foster a clean competitive sport environment, free from doping through regulation, education and enforcement of the world anti-doping code.


To be at the forefront of the fight against doping ensuring athletes compete fairly and ethically, protecting the health and the integrity of their sport.



  1. Planning, coordinating, and implementing an effective doping control program.
  2. Achieving doping-free sport in Qatar through education and prevention program.
  3. Monitoring National Sports Federations for their compliance with the Qatar Anti-Doping Policy, the IF Anti-Doping Rules, and the World Anti-Doping Code (WADA Code).
  4. Pursue all potential anti-doping rule violations within its jurisdiction.
  5. Encouraging reciprocal testing between national anti-doping organizations.
  6. Promote anti-doping research.

On 7th March 2005 Qatar Olympic Committee (QOC) appointed the Qatar Anti-Doping Commission (QADC) governing board member to oversee the QADC team strategy on all anti-doping matters. The board is represented by members with expertise inlegal and justice, medical and scientific, education, sport policies.

The QADC board responsibilities are:

  1. Developing national anti-doping strategies.
  2. Reviewing QADC policies and procedures.
  3. Advising on the national testing program.
  4. Overseeing the national anti-doping education program.
  5. Reviewing and advising on anti-doping research requirements.
  6. Advising on budget and resource requirements to develop and implement the national anti-doping program.
  7. Facilitating collaboration with relevant organizations and government on anti-doping matters.