The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on its official website published the final version of the law on the anti-doping rights of athletes.
As noted, this law is based on the World Anti-Doping Code, a new version of which will enter into force on January 1, 2021. The purpose of the law, which was approved by the WADA Executive Committee on November 7, 2019, is to ensure that the rights of athletes to non-doping sports throughout the world are accessible, clearly stated, and universally applicable.
The law describes the rights provided for in the code and international standards concerning equal opportunities, equitable testing programs, treatment, justice, accountability, education, data protection, and much more. It also contains recommendations regarding the rights of athletes to be part of a system free from corruption, so that they are properly represented in terms of management and decision-making and have the right to legal assistance.