By: Françoise Dagouret, ITTF Anti-Doping Manager
Therefore the ITTF follows an approach to eliminate cheating while also promoting good health. In order to keep table tennis free of doping, it requires co-operation from not only the players but also the support personnel (medical teams, coaches, managers) as well as the national associations.
World Anti-Doping Agency
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) has been co-ordinating the fight against doping worldwide since 1999.
It publishes the World Anti-Doping Code , which is the core document that harmonizes anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities around the world.
WADA has also developed a number of free-access education tools such as the Play True Quiz, the Coach True online course, or the Play True Challenge; all can be downloaded on Anti-Doping page.
International Registered Testing Pool (RTP)
The ITTF shall identify a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) of those players who are required to comply with the whereabouts requirements of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations and other Testing Pools (TP) with less whereabouts requirements, as deemed necessary for the purpose of out-of-competition testing.
Identification of such players and the collection of their whereabouts information is co-ordinated with National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs). The ITTF may review and update as necessary its criteria for including players in its RTP/TP, and revise the lists of players concerned from time to time as appropriate.
Athletes shall be notified in writing before they are included in a RTP/TP and when they are removed from that pool.
Whereabouts Filing Requirement
Players in RTP/TP shall provide “Whereabouts Filing” via the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS), a secure web-based system.
They receive individually, through and with the assistance of their National Association, all necessary information including how to use the system, deadlines for submission, how to update information and consequences if not complying.
Download: Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS)
For further information and to whom all queries should be addressed, kindly contact:
Françoise Dagouret, ITTF Anti-Doping Manager