Anti-Doping Agency of Serbia (ADAS) was established by the Law on Prevention of Doping in Sports from 2005, and it started working on January 1, 2006. In the period after that, the Law on Ratification of the International Convention Against Doping in Sports was adopted in 2009, the Law on Prevention of Doping in Sports in 2014, as well as the Law on Amendments to the Law on Prevention of Doping in Sports in 2021.
ADAS is the national Anti-Doping agency whose role is to preserve clean sport, the integrity of sport and protect the clean athlete.
ADAS carries out the following activities on the territory of the Republic of Serbia: doping control of athletes in competition, doping control out of competition, appointment of doping control officers, cooperation with WADA accredited laboratories, results management, education, doping control of horses, administration of the National Registered Test Group, administration of TUE, administration of the ADAMS database, cooperation with national and international sports federations, cooperation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) as well as other activities related to legal regulations regarding the prevention of doping in sports.
ADAS’s doping control officers are trained for doping controls at both national and international competitions as well as major events.
ADAS independently organized doping controls at over 200 international competitions held in Serbia. In a period of 17 years, ADAS conducted 12,614 doping controls. ADAS doping control officers performed doping controls at the major events such as the Olympic Games in Vancouver, London, Rio de Janeiro, PyeongChang and the first European Olympic Games in Baku. Over 10,000 primary and secondary school students in Serbia were educated within the “Peer Education” project.
Among other things, ADAS has a member of the Standing Committee of the World Anti-Doping Agency for Health, Medicine and Research.
The Anti-Doping Agency has contributed to the advancement of clean sport through scientific research and education initiatives focused on prevention. During its 17 years of existence, the Anti-Doping Agency of Serbia has grown into one of the most respected institutions in sports, which with its knowledge and work has become a partner not only to sports organizations in the country, but also to a large number of organizations in the world.