The World Anti Doping Agency was founded on November 10th 1999 by the International Olympic Committee in Canada. The reason for this foundation is to control and overlook the performance-enhancing drugs taken in all sports around the world. This was started by Richard William Duncan Pound, a former swimming champion who had always taken the issue of doping very seriously. Duncan Pound was also a lawyer which was a significant benefit in the forming of WADA and heading the organisation.
The main aim of the organisation was to make sports and athletes clean from artificial enhancers such as Erythropoietin, Anabolic steroids, Stimulants, Human Growth Hormones, Diuretics and more.
WADA has banned Russia from taking part in all sporting events for the next 4 years including the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. This ban is the latest doping ban made by WADA.
The famous 1500m Swimmer, Sun Yang, has had an 8-year ban from taking part in any competitive swimming competitions and will be stripped away his titles of his gold medals and his world championship wins. WADA has been trying to find out more about him for a very long time but the swimmer from China has somehow been able to get away with his illegal doping as he was doing something similar to the legendary Lance Armstrong.
WADA is now becoming more established and have been able to find the proof of athletes who have been using illegal enhancing drugs in the last few years. However in the past, they were not able to actually check athletes and test a specific individual as they were still a foundation. The entire process had to take a very long period of time in order to get proof, evidence and all related information in order to proof they have been using artificial enhancers.