About Us

The Gulf States & Yemen Regional Anti-Doping Organization is a non-profit organization formed in June 2006. The Gulf States and Yemen Regional Anti-Doping Organization was established by 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 Muscat, Oman. As a result of this meeting a Regional Anti-Doping Organization will be responsible for assisting the anti-doping authority (NADOs) in each country with their promotion and co-ordination of doping free sport. The RADO shall coordinate its activities directly through each NADO.

The overarching objectives of GCC&YEM RADO include: promoting drug –free sports as the coordinator of Regional Projects as regards to education, communication and, implementation of the guidelines for combating doping in sports and to ensure the proper implementation of the World Anti-Doping Programme and World Anti-doping Code in the region.
The overarching objectives of GCC&YEM RADO include:

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