The aim of testing is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect clean athletes.
Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of the FIAU 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?
Out-of-competition testing with no advance notice is one of the most powerful means of deterrence and detection of doping. To support this type of testing, the FIAU may created Registered Testing Pool (RTP) as part of its testing program.
All athletes in the FIAU Registered Testing Pool (RTP) (if one is established) are required to provide information on their whereabouts in ADAMS, WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system.
The FIAU updates the composition of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) (if one is established) yearly. Athletes selected to be part of the RTP have been included due to matching one or more criteria, between their performance in the last seasons or set of competitions, or their progression in rankings.
2021 FIAU REGISTERED TESTING POOL
HOW DO ATHLETES KNOW IF THEY ARE IN A TESTING POOL AND IF THEY NEED TO PROVIDE WHEREABOUTS?
Athletes who need to provide whereabouts in ADAMS are notified in writing of their inclusion in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP). The athlete will be notified by the FIAU if in an international the Registered Testing Pool (RTP). 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.
WHAT SHOULD ATHLETES DO IF THEY WISH TO RETIRE OR RETURN TO COMPETITION AFTER RETIRING?
All FIAU international level athletes who decide to retire from competition must inform the FIAU.
For RTP athletes, as soon as the retirement is officially confirmed, the athlete will be withdrawn from the FIAU’s RTP with immediate effect.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 FIAU written notice of their intent to resume competing and made themselves available for testing for a period of six (6) months.