Landmark agreement with ITA
On 10 October, FITEQ and the International Testing Agency (ITA) signed a two-year anti-doping service agreement to support the promotion of clean teqball globally.
The agreement was signed following a meeting held in Lausanne on 2 October between FITEQ Head of International Relations Marius Vizer Jr and ITA Director General Benjamin Cohen. During the meeting, FITEQ outlined its plan and commitment to clean sport, and to best-practice in all areas. Established in 2017, FITEQ works to ensure a level playing field for all teqball competitors through compulsory in-competition testing for all players participating in international competitions (including junior competitions). The partnership with the ITA is a significant step in advancing FITEQ’s anti-doping provisions and helping it achieve its goal of promoting the highest standards of professionalism in all areas.
FITEQ Head of International Relations Marius Vizer Jr said: “FITEQ has expanded rapidly since being established in 2017. Each month, the sport is welcoming new National Federations, new fans, and most importantly new players. As the sport continues to grow globally, we will host an increasing number of high-profile international competitions. Therefore, partnering with the ITA is a crucial step in ensuring FITEQ remains a champion for clean sport all over the world. We firmly believe the ITA will ensure the best possible delivery of our anti-doping programmes, and we are looking forward to the journey ahead.”