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TESTING & 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 FIL 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 FIL has created an International Registered Testing Pool as part of its testing program.

Certain athletes in the FIL Registered Testing Pool (RTP) are required to provide information on their whereabouts in ADAMS, WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system.

The FIL updates the composition of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) regularly. Athletes in the RTP are chosen based on set criteria (physiological, political and financial, cultural and environmental, and individual risk categories).

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 the FIL are notified by the ITA (International Testing Agency) / FIL of their inclusion in the FIL's Registered 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?

All athletes of the FIL Registered Testing Pool have an obligation to be available for testing at any time and place and to comply with any request for testing by any ADO with testing jurisdiction. As a FIL RTP athlete, you are required to submit information of your whereabouts to the FIL. The deadlines for whereabouts submission are the 15th of the month prior to the start of the new quarter. Submitting your whereabouts filings in a timely manner is essential, as late filings may lead to official warnings and sanctions.

Should the athlete has or anticipate having difficulties in entering whereabouts on time, we ask the athlete to notify the ITA/FIL in a timely manner before the new quarter begins in order to avoid initiating official warning proceedings against the athlete as well as the possibility of receiving an official warning.

ADAMS login page

WADA's webpage on ADAMS

Should athletes have any query on ADAMS, such as how to submit whereabouts, please contact the ITA Anti-Doping Coordinator, Mr. Samuel Balet (fil@ita.sport).

 

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

Retirement and reinstatement

All FIL-licensed athletes must immediately notify the FIL and the ITA in writing of their decision to retire.

Athletes on the FIL IRTP who wish to retire from competition, should also complete the ITA Retirement Notification form and submit it to FIL and the ITA via fil@ita.sport at the earliest convenience.

RTP Athlete's Retirement Form

Selection for testing after submitting retirement notification

An athlete is required to complete the sample collection process if we have not received the Retirement Notification Form or notification from. Failure to comply with the request to provide a sample may result in an anti-doping rule violation.

Waiting for reinstatement

In accordance with FIL regulations, the reinstatement period is six months from the reinstatement date (the date the form is received by the ITA), until such time the athlete is not able to compete in a sanctioned event. During this time, the athlete must be available for out-of-competition sample collection in accordance with FIL`s regulations. Please consult Articel 5.6 of the FIL Anti-Doping Rules.

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