‘Project Energia’ Launched

IAS Prelims 2023

INTERPOL and World Andi-Doping Agency (WADA) has launched a joint Project Energia to combat doping abuse in sports.

Project Energia will focus on substances used with the exclusive aim of improving physical fitness and athletic performance. It include anabolic steroids, growth hormones, peptides and erythropoietin (EPO).

This new initiative aims to help member countries understand and combat the trafficking of performance-enhancing drugs through targeted criminal analysis.

The Energia project is a key component in the global fight against doping. By joining forces, WADA and INTERPOL are better able to share intelligence on trafficking methods and on those who manufacture and distribute dangerous substances to athletes seeking an edge.