The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has announced that Tanzania has become the 187th country to ratify the UNESCO International Convention against Doping in Sport.
The announcement means there are now just eight countries worldwide that have yet to become signatories - Guinea-Bissau, Mauritania, Sao Tome and Principe, South Sudan, Afghanistan, Lebanon, Timor Leste and Niue.
"We are delighted that Tanzania has become the latest State Party to show its commitment to clean sport through its ratification of the UNESCO Convention," WADA President Sir Craig Reedie said.
“Ninety nine per cent of Governments of the world have pledged their support to clean sport and vowed to ensure that the UNESCO Convention is implemented and practiced effectively in their respective countries.
"This is excellent news, not just for Tanzania’s athletes, but for the clean sport movement worldwide."
The UNESCO Convention, adopted in 2005, is the practical instrument by which Governments formalise their commitment to the fight against doping.
The Convention allows Governments to align their domestic policies with the World Anti-Doping Code, thus harmonising the rules governing anti-doping in sport and public legislation.
Under UNESCO standards, the Convention has set records in terms of the speed with which it was prepared, adopted and ratified.