The Government of Singapore was a signatory to the Copenhagen Declaration on Anti-Doping in Sport in 2003 and had also adopted the UNESCO International Convention Against Doping in Sport in 2005 by accession, thereby formally recognising Singapore’s commitment to implement the World Anti-Doping Code (“WAD Code”).
Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS) was established in 2010 by the then Ministry of Community Development, Youth and Sports as the national anti-doping authority for Singapore and is a division within the Singapore Sports Council (rebranded as “Sport Singapore” or “SportSG” with effect from 1 April 2014) responsible for the implementation and management of the Anti-Doping Programme for sport in Singapore.
ADS’ primary responsibilities are to:
(a) Plan, coordinate and implement an effective doping control programme;
(b) Advocate doping-free sport in Singapore through education programmes;
(c) Monitor National Sports Associations for their compliance with the Anti-Doping Policy of Singapore, the ADS Anti-Doping Rules, and the WADA Code;
(d) Pursue all potential anti-doping rule violations within its jurisdiction;
(e) Encourage reciprocal testing between national anti-doping organisations; and
(f) Promote anti-doping research.
ADS’ mission is to ensure sport in Singapore is free of doping through the implementation of effective education, detection, research and international co-operation initiatives. We work together with the sport bodies to protect the right of Athletes to participate in clean sport.
Every Singaporean athlete is a True Winner.
The work of Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS) is governed by the Anti-Doping Policy of Singapore (“Policy”) and the ADS Anti-Doping Rules (“Rules”) that are established in accordance with the WAD Code and its International Standards.
The World Anti-Doping Code (“WAD Code”) provides a framework for the harmonisation of anti-doping policies, rules and regulations across all sports and countries in the world.
National Anti-Doping Advisory Board (NADAB)
The Singapore Sports Council (rebranded as “Sport Singapore” or “SportSG” with effect from 1 April 2014) appointed the National Anti-Doping Advisory Board (NADAB) to advise the SportSG and Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS) on all anti-doping matters.
The NADAB is represented by members with expertise in the following areas:
(i) Legal and justice
(ii) Medical and scientific
(iii) Sport policies and organisation of sports systems
(v) Athlete’s reality and perspective
In carrying out its responsibilities, the NADAB shall:
1. Provide periodic independent review of, and broad guidance to Singapore’s national anti-doping policies and strategies. This includes, but is not limited to:
- Doping Control Programmes administered by ADS
- Anti-Doping Education
- Anti-Doping Research
- Matters related to the World Anti-Doping Code (“Code”) compliance and the National Compliance Platform under the UNESCO
2. Provide independent oversight of critical operational areas within ADS’s mandate where independence is either necessary or desirable under the Code, in order to avoid real or perceived conflicts of interests. This includes, but is not limited to:
- ADS’s Testing plan and strategies
- Information gathering and investigations conducted by ADS
- Result management processes
- ADS’s public messaging and positions taken
3. Independently conduct administrative reviews when anti-doping rule violations have possibly occurred, and determine if ADS should proceed with the assertion of an Anti-Doping Rule Violation against an athlete or support personnel, or if a Whereabouts Failure should be recorded against an athlete.
The term of appointment of the NADAB is for 2 years, commencing 1 January 2023 till 31 December 2024. The NADAB members are:
Dr Patrick Goh
MBBS, MSS (Sports Medicine)
Sports Physician, Orthopaedics International Chairperson, SEARADO Co-Chairman, Sports Medicine Sub-Specialist Training Committee, JCST
Mr Abdul Salim Ahmed Ibrahim
Director, CIVIC Legal LLC
Certified International Mediator, AIADR
Principal Mediator of the State
Mr Gobinathan Nair s/o Urath Sankaran
Director General - Southeast Asia Regional Anti-Doping Organisation
Ms Lim Wan Peng
Principal Pharmacist (Clinical), Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Member, Pharmaceutical Society of Singapore
Mr Eugene Goh Wee Sing
Deputy Director, Enforcement Policy Framework & Ops Support
Enforcement Branch, Health Products Regulation Group, Health Sciences Authority
Ms Yip Pin Xiu
Active Athlete, formerly from ADS’s Testing Pool
Representing para athlete’s perspective
Dr Mok Ying Ren
Recently Retired Athlete
Formerly from ADS’s Testing Pool
Mr Krishnan Aravinthan
Director (Physical, Sports & Outdoor Education), Student Development Curriculum Division, Ministry of Education
A/Prof Koh-Teo Sock Miang
President, Singapore Disability Sports Council &
Chairman, Singapore National Paralympic Council
Board Member, Singapore Sports School
Principal, Singapore Olympic Academy
Mr Chris Chan
Secretary General, Singapore National Olympic Council
Board Member, Sport Singapore
Board Member, Singapore Olympic Academy & Singapore Olympic Foundation