In 1995, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania ratified the Council of Europe’s Anti-Doping Convention, thus stating its position for clean and fair sport. In order to further strengthen this stance, on September 28, 2004, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania also ratified the additional protocol of the Council of Europe’s Anti-Doping Convention.
On July 10 of the same year, the Government of the Republic of Lithuania signed the Copenhagen Declaration on Anti-Doping in Sport, by which the Republic of Lithuania undertook the obligation to implement the World Anti-Doping Code. On May 2, 2006, the Seimas of the Republic of Lithuania ratified the International Convention against Doping in Sport.
In order to ensure smooth operation, on July 27, 2005, the Department of Physical Education and Sports under the Government of the Republic of Lithuania established the public body the Lithuanian Anti-Doping Agency.
Its vision is to formulate a responsible anti-doping programme in the Republic of Lithuania in order to ensure fairness and equality among athletes. Its mission is to ensure the transparency of the competitive sports environment by implementing programmes for prevention of use of prohibited substances.
In implementing the World Anti-Doping Code, the Council of Europe’s Anti-Doping Convention, the Copenhagen Declaration on Anti-Doping in Sport and the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport, the Lithuanian Anti-Doping Agency participates in various events organized by the Council of Europe, the European Union, UNESCO and WADA.
The main areas of activity are education, prevention, and direct fight for clean sport, namely doping control which covers planning of testing, investigating breaches of anti-doping rules, and managing the results.
In strengthening its global position for clean sport, in 2014 the Lithuanian Anti-Doping Agency became a member of the Institute of National Anti-Doping Organizations (iNADO).