Welcome to the Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization (ORADO) Website!
The Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization (ORADO) was established by the National Olympic Committees from Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, and Tonga; with the support from the Oceania National Olympic Committees (ONOC) and the assistance of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) on the 25-26th October 2004 in Sydney, Australia. Since its establishment, Cook Islands, Vanuatu, Palau, American Samoa and New Caledonia have become official members. The ORADO is open to any country in the Oceania region that is interested in becoming a member.
The establishment of the ORADO is premised on the recognition that:
- Sport is a critical component of the social, economic and political development of Oceania region countries.
- Sport is effective and ethical when practiced free of drugs or doping in a spirit of fair play and mutual respect for everybody involved.
- The member countries of Oceania region need to pool resources and expertise in order to play a critical role in combating the scourge of doping in sport.
The ORADO shall be responsible for advocating, promoting and coordinate the fight against doping in the Oceania region that:
- Protect the rights of clean or doping-free Athletes
- Preserve the integrity of sport and the "Spirit of Sport" (which is the essence of Olympism, the pursuit of human excellence through the dedicated perfection of each person's natural talents. It is how we play true).
Doping is fundamentally contrary to the "Spirit of Sport" and undermines the rights of clean Athletes.
To fight doping, ORADO is required by the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) to:
- Ensure member countries adopt and implement rules, policies and program which conform with the Code.
- Require as a condition of membership that member country sign an official Regional Anti-Doping Organization (RADO) membership form which clearly outlines the delegation of anti-doping responsibilities to ORADO.
- Cooperate with other relevant national and regional organizations and agencies and other Anti-Doping Organizations (ADO).
- Encourage reciprocal Testing between National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) and RADOs.
- Promote anti-doping research.
- Promote anti-doping education.