Portuguese American Journal

ADMS: Portuguese recognized by the World Anti-doping Agency – Switzerland

Portuguese was recognized as an official language on the ADAMS system run by the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA).

Portuguese and Mandarin were approved as official ADAMS system languages at a meeting of the World Anti-doping Agency in Lausanne, Switzerland on Wednesday.

Established in 1999, the World Anti-Doping Agency’s mission is to lead a collaborative worldwide campaign for doping-free sports.

Its key activities include scientific research, education, development of anti-doping capacities, and monitoring of the World Anti Doping Code (Code).

The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system. Its seat is in Lausanne, Switzerland, and its headquarters are in Montreal, Canada.

WADA’s official languages include English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Dutch and Arabic.

Portuguese is spoken by over 200 million people worldwide.

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