History & Establishment

The Gulf States and Yemen Regional Anti-Doping Organization was established by the National Olympic Committees and Governments (NADO) representatives from Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen with the assistance of the World Anti-doping Agency on 11-12 March 2006 in a meeting held in Muscat, Sultanate of Oman. Such meeting of the  Regional Anti-Doping Organization Resulted in the establishment of headquarters for the Regional Organization which was hosted in Kuwait.

The Gulf States and Yemen Regional Anti-Doping Organization burdens the responsibility of assisting the anti-doping organizations in the Region (national anti-doping organizations) in each country through promotion and coordination in order to establish a drug-free sports principle.

The Gulf States and Yemen Regional Anti-Doping Organization coordinates its activities through direct contact with the national anti-doping organizations.

It is aimed at promoting clean and drug- free sports being the main coordinator among the member states with regard to the planning and implementation of regional projects related to all anti-doping programs. The Regional Organization is keen to implement all the regulations related to the combat of doping in sport in order to ensure the proper implementation of the World Anti-Doping Programme and the provisions of the World Anti-Doping Code in the Region.

The main objectives of GCC&YEM RADO include:

  1. Develop the vision and long term strategies for the RADO.
  2. Promote RADO's vision of doping-free sport and its mission among fellow organizations and the Olympic Movement as well as amongest other governments in Gulf States and Yemen
  3. Approve strategic plans and yearly operational plans developed by the RADO Management.
  4. Review and evaluate the RADO management activities on an ongoing basis.
  5. Maintain and improve the financial status of the RADO.
  6. Approve yearly budget suggested by the RADO Management.
  7. Ensure that adequate financial control systems and accounting procedures are in place and maintained.
  8. To assist in the development and long term sustainability of Gulf States and Yemen National Anti-Doping organizations.