WADA - Athlete Whereabouts
Athletes are ambassadors and role models. They have an important responsibility in protecting the integrity of their sport. Part of that obliga- tion means that you will now need to provide whereabouts details so that anti-doping authorities can better ensure all athletes play true.
Providing whereabouts is about protecting your right to clean sport. Whereabouts information gives the Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) the ability to locate athletes with no notice, which is vital to testing athletes who choose to cheat themselves by doping.
Knowing where athletes can be found for testing is crucial for ensuring effective anti-doping programs.
Who is Included?
Very few athletes are in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) and need to provide accurate and current whereabouts information.
International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organizations are responsible for determining if you are required to provide whereabouts information or not.
What do I Need to Provide?
If you are asked to provide whereabouts information by your ADO, you may be required to provide information such as:
- home address
- training information and locations
- competition schedules
- regular personal activities such as work or school
For those few athletes included in a RTP, one 60-minute time period a day, where you’ll be available for testing, must also be provided.
Remember that all athletes can still be tested anytime and anywhere. However, for RTP athletes, a missed test may be recorded if you are unavailable during your declared 60-minute window.
IFCPF Whereabouts Program 2018
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