Structure of SADA


of 26 November 2015
on sport and on the amendment of certain acts
1. An agency is being established as an independent organisation fulfilling in the Slovak Republic the role of prevention and control in the field of doping.
2. The agency is a government-subsidised organisation, financially linked to the budget of the Ministry of Education.


The purposes of SADA and the Anti-Doping Program which supports it are:

  • To protect the Athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and thus promote health, fairness and equality for Athletes worldwide, and
  • To ensure harmonized, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at the international and national level with regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping.
Anti-doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport. This intrinsic value is often referred to as “the spirit of sport.” It 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. The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, and is reflected in values we find in and through sport.
The purpose is to advance the anti-doping effort through universal harmonization of core anti-doping elements. It is intended to be specific enough to achieve complete
harmonization on issues where uniformity is required, yet general enough in other areas to permit flexibility on how agreed-upon anti-doping principles are implemented.

Antidoping legislation

  1. 01 Act on sport of 26 November 2015 View document
  2. 02 Act No 351/2020 Coll. View document
  3. 03 Antidoping Rules 2021 View document
  4. 04 Legal Interpretation of the Article 88 par. 2 of the Sports Act View document
  5. 04 Statute of the Commission for Doping Proceedings View document
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