The Anti-Doping Database was started back in 2005. Trond Husø working as a sports journalist back then. After some days while translating news reports on doping from English to Norwegian he started thinking - what if the data presented in these reports in a database, then perhaps we could have data for other stories.
Before starting the database, he also checked with the Norwegian Data Directorate to see if it was allowed to create such a register. Since the information is used for journalistic purposed, it is certainly allowed.
Since then Trond Husø has registered more than 10.000 athletes banned for doping.