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Registered testing pool

Registered testing pool

In the fight against doping, the anti-doping control system has a critically important role to play. These controls not only occur during competition but, in order to combat doping effectively and preventatively, also take place out-of-competition.

While any athlete may be randomly tested, IBSA – according to procedures outlined by the World Anti-Doping Agency – largely focuses its testing on athletes taking part or likely to take part in top-level international competition.

In accordance with WADA’s International Standards for Testing & Investigation, IBSA maintains lists of such athletes, which are referred to as the IBSA Registered Testing Pool and defined as the pool of highest-priority athletes established separately at the international level by IBSA. They are subject to focused in-competition and out-of-competition testing as part of IBSA’s test distribution plan and therefore are required to provide whereabouts information as provided in Article 5.6 of the World Anti-Doping Code and the WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations.


Some athletes, usually those who are part of a Registered Testing Pool (RTP), are required to provide whereabouts information. This information is used by Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) to locate athletes for effective out of competition doping control.

RTP athletes are required to provide the following whereabouts information on a quarterly basis:

  • Home address, email address and phone number
  • An address for overnight accommodations
  • Regular activities, such as training, work, and school, the locations and the times of these activities
  • Competition schedules and locations
  • A 60-minute time slot for each day where they’ll be available and accessible for testing and liable for a potential ‘missed test’

RTP athletes may submit their whereabouts information via WADA’s Anti-Doping Management System (ADAMS). The mobile app Athlete Central is available for athletes to submit and update their whereabouts information in a simple, smart and fast manner. You can download it on the Google App Store and the Apple app store.

RTP athletes must submit their whereabouts information by a specific data and time for the following quarter. RTP athletes can make changes to their whereabouts via Athlete Central, ADAMS or by SMS.

For more information please access:

To find out if you are an athlete that is part of the RTP: IPC and IBSA

Registered testing pool