Yang K, Dimeo P & Winand M (2022) Anti-doping in China: an analysis of the policy implementation processes through stakeholders' perspectives. Sport Management Review, 25 (2), pp. 360-381. https://doi.org/10.1080/14413523.2021.1917247
Despite the vast research on anti-doping policy, little is known about anti-doping in China and how it responds to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). Yet this is an important area for understanding anti-doping at the international level. This article explains anti-doping policy implementation processes in China. It uses the Van Meter and Van Horn top-down policy implementation approach to interpret 42 interviews that come from nine different locations in China and from staff at WADA and other National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs), to provide a comprehensive understanding of anti-doping implementation. The results demonstrate that while China has the organizational and financial resources to support anti-doping, some potential risks cannot be ignored, such as funding shortages in poorer provinces, the insufficient manpower of the Doping Control Officers (DCOs), and having a clearer strategy for student and non-elite sports contexts.
China; anti-doping; policy implementation; governance
Sport Management Review: Volume 25, Issue 2
|Publication date online||30/06/2021|
|Date accepted by journal||11/04/2021|