ANTI-DOPING

Testing and Intelligence


The aim of testing is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect clean athletes.

Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of the IF may be tested at any time, with no advance notice, in- or out-of-competition, and be required to provide a urine or blood sample.

WHAT ARE TESTING POOLS AND WHY ARE WHEREABOUTS IMPORTANT FOR CLEAN SPORT?

No-advance notice out-of-competition testing is one of the most powerful means of deterrence and detection of doping. To support this type of testing, the IF has created testing pools as part of its testing program.
Certain athletes in the IF testing pools, such as those in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP), are required to provide information on their whereabouts in ADAMS, WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system.

The IF updates the composition of the testing pools (RTP and regularly/at least yearly. Athletes in the RTP are chosen based on set criteria.

At-a-Glance: Athlete Whereabouts leaflet

WADA’s webpage on ADAMS

HOW DO ATHLETES KNOW THEY NEED TO PROVIDE WHEREABOUTS?

Athletes who need to provide whereabouts in ADAMS for are notified by the IF (or by their national federation) of their inclusion in testing pool as well as what information exactly is required of them, how to use ADAMS, deadlines to submit this information and any consequences if the information required is not submitted.

WHAT DO RTP ATHLETES NEED TO KNOW?

ADAMS login page

WADA’s webpage on ADAMS

Should athletes have any query on ADAMS, such as how to submit whereabouts, please contact victor.isola@wbsc.org

WHAT SHOULD ATHLETES DO IF THEY WISH TO RETIRE OR RETURN TO COMPETITION AFTER RETIRING?

All IF-licensed athletes who decide to retire from completion must inform the IF.

For RTP athletes, as soon as the retirement is officially confirmed to the IF, the athlete will be withdrawn from e IF’s RTP with immediate effect. If an athlete wishes to resume competing, they will not be able to do so until they have given the IF written notice of their intent to resume competing and mad themselves available for testing for a period of six months. Please consult Article 5.7 of the IF Anti-Dopoig Rules.

WHAT SHOULD AN ATHLETE, ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL OR ANY PERSON AWARE OF DOPING PRACTICES IN THE SPORT DO?

Report Doping to victor.isola@wbsc.org