Athletes who have been selected by Qatar Anti-Doping Commission (QADC) to be included into the QADC Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or Testing Pool (TP) are required to provide accurate and updated Whereabouts Information to ensure they can be tested at anytime and anywhere with no advance notice.
Athletes must continue to file whereabouts information until:
QADC gives written notice to athletes of their removal from its RTP or DTP or Athletes give written notice to QADC and their NSF of their retirement from sport
Whereabouts Filing Requirements
Athlete whereabouts filing and updates shall be made through WADA’s online Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS).
The submission deadlines for each quarter are:
|Submission Deadline||For Quarter Starting|
|15 December||1 January (1stQuarter)|
|15 March||1 April(2ndQuarter)|
|15 June||1 July (3rdQuarter)|
|15 September||1 October (4thQuarter)|
RTP and DTP athletes must provide a complete mailing address and a valid email address where correspondences may be sent to the athlete for formal notice purposes. Any notice or item mailed to the mailing address will be deemed to have been received by the athlete 5 working days after it was deposited in the mail. Where no address is provided, any notice to be given to the athlete will be made through the relevant NSF, International Federation or anti-doping organization. Athletes must also provide a valid contact number where they can be reached for any anti-doping purpose.
RTP and DTP athletes must provide details of their competition schedule for the following quarter, including the name and address of each location where the Athlete is scheduled to compete, and the dates on which he/she is scheduled to compete.
RTP and DTP athletes must provide details of their training schedule, including training camps. Details should include exact dates, times and the name and address of each training venue. Updates are to be made immediately when their training schedules change.
On days where there are no training or competition, RTP and DTP athletes are required to provide details of other regular activities, such as work or school, rehab or physio session, including the dates, times and the name and address of each location of such activities. Updates are to be made immediately when details of such regular activities change.
Requirements Applicable ONLY to RTP Athletes:
All RTP athletes must provide a complete address of the place where they are staying overnight, eg. home, temporary lodgings, hotel, etc. The information should be updated immediately if there are changes.
All RTP athletes must enter one specific 60-minute slot each day at a specified location between 5 am and 11 pm where they will be available for testing. The Athlete must provide sufficient information to enable the Doping Control Officer to find the location, to gain access to the location, and to find the athlete at the location.
This information must always be accurate and updated. The athlete is liable for a Missed Test if the athlete cannot be located at the venue specified for the 60-minute slot. The athlete is expected to remain at this specified location for the entire 60-minute period.
Updates to the 60-minute slot must be made before the start of the 60-minute slot. This can be done through ADAMS or email (email@example.com) up to one minute before the start of the 60-minute slot. However, persistent last-minute changes can be investigated as an anti-doping rule violation for evading sample collection or tampering with doping control.
This information must always be accurate and updated. The athlete is liable for a Missed Test if the athlete cannot be located at the venue.
All RTP athletes must provide their details of their travel plans if they have all-day travel plans that prevent them from entering an accessible 60-minute time slot or an all-night travel plan that would prevent them from entering a fixed and accessible overnight accommodation entry.
Summary of Whereabouts Information Requirements:
|Testing Pool||Whereabouts Information||Daily 60-minute Slot|
|RTP||Complete mailing address, email address and contact numbers
Address of daily overnight residence
Details of other regular activities
Travel plans (when required)
|DTP||Complete mailing address, email address and contact numbers
Details of other regular activities
It is the responsibility of athletes in the RTP and DTP to ensure that their whereabouts information is always kept updated and accurate.
If an RTP athlete is unavailable for testing when an Anti-Doping Organization attempts to test them at the location specified for their 60-minute slot, then a Missed Test may be recorded.
If a RTP or DTP athlete fails to provide and/or update the required Whereabouts information so that is accurate, or if the athlete provides information that is insufficient for a Doping Control Officer to locate him/her for testing, or if the athlete is not at the locations specified, then a Filing Failure may be recorded.
For an RTP Athlete:
Any combination of three Missed Test(s) and/ or Filing Failure(s) within a 12-month period will constitute an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under Article 2.4 of the Code. The period of sanction is between 1 to 2 years, depending on the athlete’s degree of fault.
For a DTP Athlete:
A DTP athlete who is issued 3 warnings for Filing Failures may be included in the RTP where he/she is required to comply with stricter whereabouts requirements and be sanctioned for whereabouts failures. There is no time period for the consideration of warnings issued before a DTP athlete is included into the RTP.
To file your Whereabouts Information or for more information about ADAMS, click on the following: