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The World Anti-Doping Agency story

Established in Montréal since 2001, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) is funded by the sporting movement and governments of the world. Its main activities include scientific research, education, anti-doping development and monitoring compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code, a document that harmonizes doping-related rules in all sports and all countries. It has more than 130 employees in Montréal.

Montréal International’s impact

  • Attraction of the World Anti-Doping Agency in Montréal in 2001 following a call for tenders from the member countries of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), and financing over 10 years.
  • Renewal of the 10-year agreement for the 2021-2031 period.
  • Support for a special status: adopted in 2018 by the Québec government, the Act respecting immunities granted to the World Anti-Doping Agency provides civil jurisdiction immunity for any decision rendered, and activity arising therefrom, in connection with its mission to counter doping in sport on an international scale.
  • Connecting WADA with the local ecosystem to foster the development of anti-doping expertise in the city: thanks to MI’s support, WADA signed a partnership in 2018 with the Fonds de recherche du Québec for a joint investment of $2 million over 5 years in scientific research projects; and in 2019, WADA and Université de Sherbrooke (Longueuil campus) created a research chair in anti-doping governance and a related graduate program.

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