The aim of testing is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect clean athletes. Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of FITEQ may be tested at any time, with no advance notice, in- or out-of-competition.
The doping control process is defined by the World Anti-Doping Agency with clearly formulated rights and obligations in order to make sure that doping controls satisfy high quality standards. This means that no matter where and when you are tested, the process should remain the same.
The key steps of the doping control process are listed out in this resource prepared by the International Testing Agency (also available in Arabic (عربى), Chinese (中文), French (français), German (deutsche), Italian (italiano), Japanese (日本語), Korean (한국어), Portuguese (português), Russian (русский) and Spanish (español).
Out-of-competition testing is one of the most powerful means of deterrence and detection of doping. To support this type of testing, FITEQ has created a Testing Pool (TP) as part of its testing program. TP athletes are required to provide information on their whereabouts in ADAMS, WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system.
FITEQ updates the composition of the Testing Pool on a regular basis. Athletes are included in the TP based on a set criteria and are notified by the International Testing Agency upon inclusion.
Testing Pool athletes must regularly provide whereabouts and contact information in ADAMS. This information helps the International Testing Agency and FITEQ plan out-of-competition testing. It includes but is not limited to:
- An up-to-date mailing address and phone number
- Athlete’s overnight accommodation for each day
- Information about training and regular activities that are part of the athlete’s regular routine (training at the gym, regular physio sessions, school, work, etc.)
- Competition schedule
Detailed information about this requirement can be found in the athlete’s individual Testing Pool inclusion letter.