The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) kindly asks its stakeholders to save the date for the sixth World Conference on Doping in Sport which will now take place from 1-5 December 2025 in Busan, Republic of Korea.

In May 2022, the City of Busan was selected by WADA’s Foundation Board for the World Conference.  At the time, the event was tentatively set to be held in November 2025; however, due to unforeseen circumstances, we have now rescheduled it to early December 2025.

The World Conference convenes athletes and more than 1,500 representatives from the Sport Movement, Governments, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations, laboratories, service providers, researchers, and the media – all that are integral to the mission for doping-free sport.

This edition of the World Conference will engage the anti-doping community in high-level discussion and debate about the global anti-doping program, practices and processes, and allow the community to take stock of progress being made towards the Katowice Declaration that was approved by stakeholders during WADA’s 2019 World Conference. The Declaration called upon “all stakeholders in the fight against doping in sport to reinforce their efforts to strengthen their cooperation in every possible way; to present a unified front to strive to eradicate doping in sport; to increase resources dedicated to protecting clean sport; and, to bring all perpetrators to account, without limitation.” 

WADA is working closely with the authorities in Busan to ensure the success of the World Conference and all associated activities. To this end, an organizing team made up of representatives of the local government, sports and anti-doping authorities, as well as WADA staff has commenced its planning.

For now, stakeholders are simply asked to take note of the new date; and, more details will be communicated over the coming months.