Antidoping Agreements and Codes
Antidoping work is regulated by several international and national agreements, all aiming at fair, equal and clean sports. The Goverment of Finland is part of these international agreements, and it has given FINCIS the important task of being responsible for all antidoping control in our country.
The operations of FINCIS are regulated by UNESCO's International Convention Against Doping and the Council of Europe's Anti-Doping Convention, which have been ratified by the Finnish Parliament. These agreements require that the Goverment of Finland arrange antidoping activities in Finland as required by the conventions. This task has been given to FINCIS.
The Goverment of Finland has also committed itself via the UNESCO Convention to support the World Anti-Doping Agency WADA and the World Anti-Doping Code approved by WADA being complied with in Finland. Finland's Antidoping Code is based on the World Anti-Doping Code.
The Ministry of Education and Culture creates the preconditions for the operations of FINCIS.
Sports federations are committed to compliance with Finland's Antidoping Code through the Ministry of Education and Culture's funding and their own rules. Sports federations shall have their own antidoping programmes.