Medical Definition of WADA

World Anti-Doping Agency

Note: The World Anti-Doping Agency is an independent, international agency involved in identifying, monitoring, and eliminating the use of banned substances by athletes.

… scientists at the World Anti-Doping Agency, which oversees drug testing for the Olympics, have started to worry that dopers might now see abuse of gene therapy in sport as a viable option, though the practice was banned by WADA in 2003.— Patrick Barry, Science News, 2 Aug. 2008 WADA regulations cover Olympic and other international sports and some professional leagues, but not the North American pro leagues in baseball, football, basketball or hockey.— Michael A. Hiltzik, The Los Angeles Times, 8 May 2009

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