The North American Futsal Federation is proud to launch its Anti-Doping Initiative for 2019 through WADA.
President and CEO Rosario Lopez of the North American Futsal Fedeeration, Major League Futsal and FIFUSA "Utilizing the WADA mandates is a huge step in the right direction for futsal in America. As Americas futsal federation, we have a tremendous responsibility to our constituents, to make sure that we embody the full package in futsal development. We at the NAFF have been working hard with world organizations to help us outline and promote the game of futsal with a holistic approach that will touch the lives of everyone involved. Working with WADA is insuring not only a great game but a clean one, this gives us the stability and framework to take the sport of futsal to new heights.
I am very excited for the NAFF and the future of futsal.."
The World Anti-Doping Agency was founded with the aim of bringing consistency to anti-doping policies and regulations within sport organizations and governments right across the world.
Following the creation of the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) in 2004, WADA was tasked with overseeing activities in a number of key areas:
Overseeing acceptance, implementation and compliance of the Code, the core document that glues together anti-doping policies, rules and regulations worldwide.
Scientific research, publishing the annual List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, and managing laboratory accreditation, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP).
Coordinating anti-doping activities globally through the central clearinghouse Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS).
Through its Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) program, WADA is developing a clean sport culture in parts of the world previously untouched by anti-doping programs.
Preventative methods such as values-based education programs targeted at young athletes, coaches, doctors, training and parents on the dangers and consequences of doping, as well as the legal and social ramifications, are increasingly prevalent in anti-doping programs.
Engaging with athletes, their entourage and all those involved in sport on the world stage, WADA’s Athlete Outreach programaims to raise awareness while ensuring athletes are involved and part of the solution.
Working closely with government, law enforcement and Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) in order to facilitate evidence gathering and information sharing.
Conducting a wide range of other activities including Independent Observer Missions at major sports events.