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The users of the Anti-Doping Database

The Anti-Doping Database is being used by big and small organisations and academics. Use cases are to many to mention.

International and National Sports Federations

Big and small International Sports Federations use the Anti-Doping Database. These include well-known organizations governing Olympic sports. They rely on this database to keep sports fair and make fair decisions about athletes. It helps them prevent cheating and supports different sports needs. The database is like a helpful friend, making sure sports are played right and everyone gets a fair chance.

These federations also face challenges beyond the field. They maybe need to decide how long an athlete should be banned if they break the rules. Sometimes, they don't have all the information they need. That's where the Anti-Doping Database comes in. It gives them facts to make the right choices. This helps keep sports safe and exciting for everyone. For them, the Anti-Doping Database is like a superhero, protecting the honesty of sports.

National Anti-Doping Organisations

National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs) play a big role in keeping sports fair. They use the Anti-Doping Database to help them. This database has lots of information about athletes and rule violations.

NADOs use the database to decide how long an athlete should not compete if they break the rules. Sometimes, NADOs don't have this information, but the database helps them. It's like having all the facts in one place.

The database is also useful for NADOs to see patterns. They can learn about trends in their country and in other countries too. This helps them do their job better.

International and National news organisations

The Anti-Doping Database serves as a reliable resource for journalists working in various news organizations, both large and small. This database aids them in reporting on doping in sports, adding depth and accuracy to their coverage.

This is because the whole idea of the database came from the background of a sports journalist reporting on doping in sport.

Some journalists utilize the database to provide additional context to their news reports from various news agencies. Others rely on the database for more comprehensive coverage when creating in-depth reports on doping in sports.

Prominent news organizations such as the New York Times, the Washington Post, Danmarks Radio, NRK, and Sveriges Television (SVT) are among the users of this database, employing it to enhance the quality of their reporting.

Sports journalists have found that using the Anti-Doping Database significantly streamlines their work. What once took them days to gather can now be accomplished within seconds. This efficiency allows them to focus more on analyzing and presenting the information, contributing to more timely and informative reporting.

Freelance journalists

Freelancers from all over the world use the Anti-Doping Database when reporting on doping in sport.

Having access to the Anti-Doping Database is crucial for a freelance journalist. Many of them may not have all the sources (or resources) news organizations have. Therefor having access to our database is valuable for freelance journalists.

Sports lawyers

Sports lawyers play a crucial role in supporting athletes facing doping challenges. Many of them rely on the Anti-Doping Database to aid their work effectively. This database serves as a valuable tool in their efforts.

When athletes encounter doping-related issues, sports lawyers turn to the database to gather important information. This helps them build strong arguments to defend athletes' rights. The database streamlines their work, saving them time, which is especially significant as many offer pro bono services.

In the field of sports law, the Anti-Doping Database's contribution is invaluable. It ensures athletes receive fair representation and upholds the integrity of both the legal system and sports.


The Anti-Doping Database serves as a valuable tool for academic researchers studying doping in sports. It provides a comprehensive collection of information that supports their investigations into this topic.

Researchers, including students and those pursuing advanced degrees, can access the database to analyze various cases and identify trends. This data-driven approach helps them contribute meaningful insights to the field.

In academia, the ability to access relevant and reliable information is essential. The database plays a pivotal role by simplifying the process of gathering data, enabling researchers to focus on analysis and interpretation.

Events organisators

The Anti-Doping Database played a role in supporting the organization of major sporting events, including the Olympic and Paralympic Games held in London and Rio de Janeiro. During these events, the database was employed to assist in ensuring a level playing field for all competitors.

In one instance, the database proved valuable for the London Games' organizers by aiding them in identifying competitors who had previously faced bans due to doping violations. This information contributed to the Games' commitment to fair competition.

Similarly, during the Rio de Janeiro Games, the Anti-Doping Database played its part in maintaining the integrity of the competitions. Though the specifics remain confidential, the database's role in helping event organizers make informed decisions about athlete eligibility was evident.