of Belize

Who We Are

The National Anti-Doping Organization of Belize (NADO Belize) was formed in 2011 after the ratification of the International Convention for Doping in Sports on the 16th of December 2011, to be the leading organization to establish the framework and system to comply with the UNESCO convention on anti-doping in sports.
The National Anti-Doping Organization of Belize is designed to ensure fair play and doping-free sports for Belizeans and visiting athletes, by implementing the Anti-Doping Program in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Code while stringently following International Standards.

What We Do

The National Anti-Doping Organization of Belize is responsible to provide an educational platform for athletes, sporting organizations, and other relevant bodies, the training of Doping Control Officers, along with proper facilities and testing equipment to conduct appropriate testing of athletes.
Localized testing in the past proves that Belize has had athletes using enhancement, steroids, and other drugs in sports. Presently, the fight against doping in sports falls mainly on the shoulders of NADO, who is now ready to develop an anti-doping testing plan and, most importantly, an education program on anti-doping to be shared with all athletes and other relevant personnel in Belize.

Learn More About The Prohibited List

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List is among those rules, and identifies (by categories) which substances and methods are prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, and in some cases, by specific sport.

What Are Therapeutic Use Exemptions?

A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is an official medical document giving an athlete permission to take a medication that is ordinarily prohibited for the treatment of a legitimate condition. It is only valid for a given period of time.

 Meet Our Team

The NADO team consists of the director Gary Ayuso and secretary Chantal Maritza Munoz. NADO also has several DCO officers who performs testing and other duties as necessary.

Gary Ayuso


Chantal Munoz



International Partner Organizations

WADA is the Global Anti Doping Organization
PANRADO is the Regional Anti Doping Organization
ADEL is the Global Anti Doping Education Platform
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