Testing and Education

The aim of testing is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect clean athletes.

 

Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of the IPSF 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 IPSF has created

testing pools as part of its testing program.

 

Certain athletes in the IPSF testing pools, such as those in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or World Team IPSF testing pools, are required to provide information on their whereabouts in ADAMS, WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system.

 

The IPSF updates the composition of the testing pools (RTP and World Team IPSF testing pools) regularly/at least yearly. Athletes in the RTP are chosen based on set criteria.

 

 

 

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 IPSF are notified by the IPSF (or by their national federation) of their inclusion in the IPSF’s 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.

 

ADAMS login page

 

WADA’s webpage on ADAMS

 

 

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

 

All IPSF registered who decide to retire from competition must inform the IPSF

 

For RTP athletes, as soon as the retirement is officially confirmed to the IPSF, the athlete will be withdrawn from the IPSF’s RTP with immediate effect. If an athlete wishes to resume competing, they will not be able to do so until they have given the IPSF written notice of their intent to resume competing and made themselves available for testing for a period of six months.

 

WHAT SHOULD AN ATHLETE, ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL OR ANY PERSON AWARE OF DOPING PRACTICES IN THE SPORT DO?

 

The IPSF takes doping seriously, if you wish to report doping information and intelligence you can do so securely here using the WADA Speak Up  To report doping information directly to the IPSF please contact Aimee Lawson-Hill anti-doping@polesports.org 

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