WORLD ANTIDOPING AGENCY (WADA)
Set up in 1999, this agency is made up of 34 members. The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) promotes and coordinates, at international level, the fight against doping in all its forms. Through this autonomous agency, the Olympic Movement and the world's public authorities have intensified their efforts to keep drugs out of sport.Today, its headquarters is in Lausanne although this is a provisional arrangement but the Agency will start its operations in Montreal during March - April 2002. This decision are contending to host the agency so that its activity may be disassociated from that of the International Olympic Committee. The World Anti-doping Agency is headed by Dick Pound. The International Olympic Committee effectively funds half of the institution. Countries around the world have agreed to split the costs of running the agency once a seat has been found. That should be in 2002.In its first year of activity, the agency has ordered 2500 tests to be carried out and intends to take a greater interest in winter sports from now on.