World Anti-Doping Code 2015 – New Regulations 2015

A new World Anti-Doping Code will come into force on 1 January 2015.

This means the BWF will implement new Anti-Doping Regulations on 1 January 2015. The regulations have been approved by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The Regulations are in-line with the World Anti-Doping Code.

The WADA approved BWF Anti-Doping Regulations have been uploaded onto the BWF website for your information (linked here).

Please note that the regulations apply to:

  • BWF
  • Members and Associate Members
  • Players
  • Player Support Personnel
  • Players and other Persons from any BWF Member or BWF Associate Member (including any clubs, teams, associations or leagues).

Please see the BWF website (linked here) for more information on the following:

– World Anti-Doping Code (1 January 2015)

– BWF Anti-Doping Regulations (1 January 2015)

– WADA Prohibited List (1 January 2015)

– Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

– Whereabouts Information – BWF Registered Testing Pool

Contact Andy-Hines Randle [email protected] if you have any questions regarding the regulations and World Anti-Doping Code 2015.

World Anti-Doping Code 2015


On 1 January 2015, a new World Anti-Doping Code will come into force.

BWF is a signatory to the Code. This Code makes sure that the rules and regulations for all international and national sports federations, anti-doping organizations and multi-sport organizations are in-line or “harmonized” with each other.

The new Code aims to protect the rights of “clean athletes” who want to compete in “fair competition” and “clean sport” – free of drugs.

The new Code 2015 and the new BWF Anti-Doping Regulations will mean:

  • Longer periods of ineligibility (4 years) for “doping cheats”.
  • More testing and a “smarter” approach to testing.
  • Greater use of investigations and intelligence.
  • Better cooperation between international sports federations and national anti-doping organisations.
  • An obligation for Members and BWF to have values based anti-doping education programmes.


Please contact your National Anti-doping Organisation (NADO) to get more information and to get support in educating your national players.


Contact Andy Hines-Randle [email protected] if you need any information about the new anti-doping regulations.