The aim of Testing is to detect and deter doping among Athletes to protect clean Athletes.
Any Athlete under the testing jurisdiction of the WMF may be tested at any time, with No Advance notice, In- or Out-of-Competition, and be required to provide a urine 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 WMF has created Testing Pool (TP) as part of its Testing program. Certain Athletes in the WMF TP are required to provide information on their Whereabouts in ADAMS, WADA’s online Anti-Doping Administration and Management System. The WMF updates the composition of the TP yearly.
HOW DO ATHLETES KNOW THEY NEED TO PROVIDE WHEREABOUTS?
Athletes who need to provide Whereabouts in ADAMS for the WMF are notified by the WMF (or by their National Federation) of their inclusion in the WMF's TP 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. Process of sharing Whereabouts information as well as Helping Tools are well-explained in Notification Letter.
WHAT DO TP ATHLETES NEED TO KNOW?
Requirements of TP
The Athletes who need to provide Whereabouts should share via ADAMS at least following information:
- An up-to-date mailing and e-mail address + for each day one-hour slot during which the Athlete will be available for Testing.
- Training Whereabouts (including usual training venue/s addresses and usual timing of the training).
- All national team activities (including training, camps and matches with accurate schedules and addresses).
Sanctions for Non-Compliance
If the Athlete does not submit Whereabouts by the deadline provided by WMF or he/she submits incomplete or inaccurate Whereabouts, he/she will be liable for a FILING FAILURE and will receive an official letter from WMF notifying him/her of this.
If inaccurate or incomplete Whereabouts information in ADAMS results in an unsuccessful attempt to test the Athlete Out-of-Competition, he/she will be liable for a MISSED TEST and will receive an official letter from WMF notifying him/her of this.
If inaccurate or incomplete Whereabouts information in ADAMS results in an unsuccessful attempt to test the Athlete Out-of-Competition, he/she may be liable for a FILING FAILURE and will receive an official letter from WMF notifying him/her of this.
Should Athletes have any query on ADAMS, such as how to submit Whereabouts, please contact WMF Anti-Doping Officer.
WHAT SHOULD ATHLETES DO IF THEY WISH TO RETIRE OR RETURN TO COMPETITION AFTER RETIRING?
All WMF International-Level Athletes who decide to retire from competition must inform the WMF accordingly and officially in writing.
For TP Athletes, as soon as the retirement is officially confirmed to the WMF, the Athlete will be withdrawn from the WMF’s TP with immediate effect. If Athletes wish to resume competing, they will not be able to do so until they have given the WMF written notice of their intent to resume competing.
WHAT SHOULD AN ATHLETE, ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL OR ANY PERSON AWARE OF DOPING PRACTICES IN THE SPORT DO?
Fo those who are aware of any doping and would like to report directly, please contact WMF Anti-Doping Officer or click on the Speak Up! logo below (for more detailed information about Speak Up! program please click here).