The Law on Physical Culture of 3 June 1984 prohibits the use of pharmaceuticals and other doping substances in sport. On 16 November 1989, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Government of the Republic of Poland signed the Anti-Doping Convention of the Board of Europe. The Convention was ratified by the President of the Republic of Poland on 3 July 1990. The Convention is a comprehensive, international agreement aimed at combating the use of prohibited means and methods by athletes. Ratification of the Convention means that the authorities of the Republic of Poland have assumed responsibility for combating doping in Poland.
The athlete is always most important for us. Our efforts and hard work are aimed at achieving fair play competition in sport. We fight to ensure that all athletes are convinced that success can only be achieved through hard work and own talent, where hard work is 95% and talent 5%. Taking shortcuts is always a failure. It is worth answering the question whether achieving a medal at all costs knowing that it was achieved dishonestly in relation to your body, your loved ones and people who admire sports achievements is the right way to go. We know that it is not. We know more - that a person who dopes has to pay a high price, the price of health, money, fame and good name. In our opinion, this is too high a price.
Tasks of the Polish Anti-Doping Agency
- Doping control
- Information and outreach
- International cooperation
Present members of the Board of the Polish Anti-Doping Agency were appointed by the minister in charge of physical culture on 1 July 2017. The Board is composed of:
- Prof. dr hab. Andrzej Małecki
- Dr Grzegorz Kuczyński
- Monika Pyrek-Rokita
- Dr Hubert Krysztofiak
- Magdalena Piwowarczyk
- Tadeusz Senda
- Wanda Szelachowska-Kluza
Each team member has a different background, age, profession and passions. This diversity is an added value of an experienced and dynamic team that is open to new ideas. We are determined to make our work as effective as possible. We believe that the proper functioning of the Polish Anti-Doping Agency requires the permanent development of both the institution itself and its employees. This has a direct impact on the effectiveness of our actions and our image. We are always open to new ideas and ready to listen to the opinions of others. We strive to provide athletes with the opportunity to participate in clean and fair competitions, where those who fail are sure that the winner has achieved his or her goal only through honest and hard training. Most importantly, this belief is shared by the sports community. Call on us whenever in doubt or in need.back