1st edition - 2021

FIFA Executive Programme in Anti-Doping

The FIFA Executive Programme in Anti-Doping is aimed at providing an in-depth analysis of the main regulatory, institutional and scientific aspects of anti-doping in sport. The first edition of the programme, which was launched in cooperation with the International Centre for Sports Studies (CIES), run from February to July 2021.

Module 1. 4-7 February 2021 (Online)

• Introduction and history of Anti-doping. • The World Anti-doping Agency: Structure and Purpose. • WADA Code: Main features and Legal nature. • The International Testing Agency. • Prohibited list of substances. • Testing Strategy and Anti-Doping Control. • Anti-doping Education. • Roles and Responsibilities of IF and National Anti-Doping Organizations.

Module 2. 22-25 April 2021 (Online)

• Anti-doping Rule Violations: art. 2 WADA Code. • Evidentiary Rules in Anti-doping. • Role of Laboratories. • Results Management and TUE. • First Instance Hearing, including CAS ADD. • Investigations. • The Role of States.

Module 3. 1-4 July 2021 (FIFA HQ - Zurich)

• Introduction to sanctions. • Civil and Criminal Law aspects. • Substances of abuse. • The role of science and in particular experts. • CAS Appeals Proceedings. • CAS Leading cases in Anti-doping. • Data Protection. • Future Challenges of Anti-doping.