The aim of testing is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect clean athletes.
Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of the WDSF 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.

Doping Control Process

The doping control procedure is clearly defined for all anti-doping organizations in the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standard for Testing and Investigations (ISTI). Standardized procedures, professionally trained doping control officers (DCOs), and clearly formulated rights and obligations ensure that doping controls satisfy high quality standards.

Athlete Biological Passport

The fundamental principle of the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) is to monitor selected biological variables over time that indirectly reveal the effects of doping rather than attempting to detect the doping substance or method itself.

Testing Pools

No-advance notice out-of-competition testing is one of the most powerful means of deterrence and detection of doping. To support this type of testing, the WDSF can develop various testing pools as part of its testing program.

In any case, any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of the WDSF 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.

Registered Testing Pool (RTP)

Nevertheless, the athletes in the WDSF Registered Testing Pool (RTP) are required to provide information on their whereabouts in ADAMS, WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system. The WDSF updates the composition of the RTP yearly. Athletes in the RTP are chosen based on set criteria, see Appendix 4 of the WDSF Anti-Doping Code.


The WDSF Registered Testing Pool (RTP) is the group of top-level athletes who are subject to both in-competition and out-of-competition testing as part of WDSF Test Distribution Plan.

All athletes listed on the website below have been included in WDSF Registered Testing Pool and therefore must make quarterly Whereabouts Filings

What do RTP athletes need to know?

RTP athletes are required to:

  • Submit a complete and accurate quarterly Whereabouts Filing
  • Update their Whereabouts Filing information
  • Apply for a Pre-Test Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) for all Prohibited Methods and Substances in line with the WDSF TUE Policy

RTP Athletes must avoid committing a Whereabouts Failure

A Whereabouts Failure is either a Filing Failure or a Missed Test:

Filing Failure – If an athlete fails to return his/her quarterly Whereabouts Filing by the stated deadlines, fully and accurately completed, this may result in a Filing Failure.

Missed Test – If an athlete fails to be available for Testing at the location and time specified in the 60-minute time slot identified in his or her Whereabouts Filing for the day in question it may result in a Missed Test.

A Whereabouts Failure may lead to an Anti-Doping Rule Violation and Sanction.

Should athletes have any query on ADAMS, such as how to submit whereabouts, please contact the WDSF Anti-Doping Chairperson.

What should athletes do if they wish to retire or return to competition after retiring?


An athlete who retires must promptly inform the WDSF Anti-Doping Commission (WDSF ADC) in writing through post or e-mail. If an athlete retires, he/she is immediately removed from the Registered Testing Pool (RTP). WDSF ADC will confirm the receipt of the retirement by letter and that the athlete is no longer in the RTP.

Return from retirement

In accordance with the WDSF Anti-Doping Code, an Athlete who was previously included in the Registered Testing Pool and is returning from retirement may not resume competing unless he or she notifies WDSF ADC at least six (6) months before he or she expects to return to Competition and during that notice period making themselves available for Out-of-Competition Testing as required by WDSF.


Under the World Anti-Doping Code (Code) — the document harmonizing anti-doping policies in all sports and all countries — WADA has an obligation to coordinate anti-doping activities and to provide a mechanism to assist stakeholders with their implementation of the Code.

The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) was developed for this purpose. It is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.

Available in English, French, Spanish, German, Japanese, Russian, Italian, Turkish, Dutch, Chinese, Korean and Arabic, not only is ADAMS easy to use, it is also free for WADA’s stakeholders allowing them to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the fight against doping in sport. ADAMS’ multi-level access system protects the security and confidentiality of data.

ADAMS is a clearinghouse where all data can be stored, in particular Laboratory Results, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and information on Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs). It facilitates the sharing of information amongst relevant organizations and promotes efficiency, transparency and effectiveness in all anti-doping activities.

ADAMS addresses the key activities of anti-doping operations through its many functions.

Athlete Whereabouts

The Web-based functionality allows athletes to comply with the whereabouts rules of their sport by entering their information from anywhere in the world. Additionally, ADAMS supports the delegation of this responsibility to an authorized representative such as team manager, agent or other third party. This functionality also helps anti-doping organizations share whereabouts information, crucial for supporting athletes so that they do not need to enter their whereabouts more than once via multiple means. Athletes can also modify their whereabouts through the use of SMS messaging to ADAMS.

The ADAMS Whereabouts Tutorial on how to submit whereabouts information is available on WADA's Youtube channel.

TUE Management

ADAMS facilitates online management of TUE requests, as well as online notification to those involved in the process. TUE information is shared with all and only relevant parties, thus for the athlete one submission is all that is necessary. Upon approval of the TUE, ADAMS also provides the athletes the option to print their Certificate of Approval for their records.

Test Planning & Results Management

The ADAMS doping control database provided to ADOs is an essential tool for managing both an in- and out-of-competition doping control program. Stakeholders can use ADAMS to plan, coordinate and order tests, as well as to manage test results. Coordination of doping control programs in the ADAMS system helps to avoid duplication of testing efforts and harmonizes communications between testing authorities, sample collection agencies as well as WADA-accredited Laboratories.

Lab Results Module

WADA-accredited laboratories utilize ADAMS to submit test results to the appropriate authorities including WADA. In this way, Results Management Organizations are notified of results promptly and clearly and WADA is automatically engaged to ensure transparency in all results management processes.

ADAMS was launched in 2005 for the initial pilot phase. The system has since then been introduced and implemented by most Anti-Doping Organizations and all WADA accredited anti-doping laboratories.

Please consult the list of organizations using ADAMS.

Testimonials on Whereabouts

A number of sports and anti-doping organizations, as well as athletes, have publicly supported the current whereabouts system. Their statements and testimonials can be downloaded from the Resources section.

All athletes listed below have been included in WDSF Registered Testing Pool and therefore must make quarterly Whereabouts Filings.

General Division - Lat

Timur Imametdinov
Armen Tsaturyan
Marius-Andrei Balan

Nina Bezzubova
Svetlana Gudyno
Khrystyna Moshenska


General Division – Std

Evgeny Moshenin
Evaldas Sodeika
Francesco Galuppo

Dana Spitsyna
Ieva Zukauskaite
Debora Pacini


Professional Division - Lat

Gabriele Goffredo

Anna Matus


Professional Division - Std

Dmitry Zharkov

Olga Kulikova


Breaking - B-Boys


(Lussy Sky)


Breaking - B-Girls

Grace CHOI
Sanja Jilwan RASUL



Please note that, at the discretion of WDSF, athletes can be added or removed from the RTP at any time. Should an athlete’s status change, they will be notified prior to the start of the next whereabouts submission deadline.



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