The aim of testing is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect clean athletes.
Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of the IGF 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.
An overview of Anti-Doping testing per year may be found here.
All Decisions released by or recognised by the IGF in relation to fight against doping may be found here.
TESTING FOR CLEAN SPORT
No-advance notice out-of-competition testing is one of the most powerful means of deterrence and detection of doping. Testing pools are set up to support this type of testing.
Athletes in a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) are required to provide information on their whereabouts in ADAMS, WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system.
HOW DO ATHLETES KNOW IF THEY ARE IN A TESTING POOL / IF THEY NEED TO PROVIDE WHEREABOUTS?
Athletes who need to provide whereabouts in ADAMS are notified (by the IGF – if required by the IGF or by the National Federation if required by their National Federation) of their inclusion in a testing pool. Athletes will be provided with instructions as to 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.
Click here for the Notice to Athletes about processing of Personal Information on ADAMS.
WHAT SHOULD AN ATHLETE, ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL OR ANY PERSON AWARE OF DOPING PRACTICES IN THE SPORT DO?
In its mission to preserve the integrity of competition, inspire true sport, and protect the rights of athletes, the IGF is unwavering in its belief that every athlete has the right to compete on a clean and level playing field, free from the pressures and influences of performance-enhancing drugs. For this reason, the IGF makes available a number of ways to report the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs in sport in an effort to protect clean athletes and promote clean competition. Click here to report doping.
As per the IGF Anti-Doping Policy, events under IGF Anti-Doping jurisdiction are as listed below:
- Olympic Games,
- Youth Olympic Games,
- World Amateur Team Championship,
- The Amateur Championship,
- The Boys Amateur Championship,
- European Ladies’ Amateur Championship,
- European Amateur Championship,
- US Women’s Amateur Championship,
- US Amateur Championship,
- The Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship
- Ladies’ British Open Amateur Championship,
- Ladies’ British Open Amateur Stroke Play Championship,
- Girls’ British Open Amateur Championship.