Whereabouts

Athletes are ambassadors and role models. They have an important responsibility in protecting the integrity of their sport. One way they do this is by providing whereabouts details so that we can better ensure athletes compete clean and fair.

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    What is whereabouts?

    Under the World Anti-Doping Code and the Sport Integrity Australia Regulations 2020 which sets out our National Anti-Doping scheme), Australian athletes in Sport Integrity Australia’s Registered Testing Pool are required to provide location (‘whereabouts’) details to help with no-advance notice out‑of-competition testing.

    No-advance notice testing makes it harder for an athlete to mask their use of a prohibited substance before sample collection,or to time their taking of a prohibited substance so that its presence is no longer detectable at the time of sample collection.

    To operate an effective no-advance notice out-of-competition testing program, we need to know where athletes are. Complying with whereabouts requirements is crucial. Three non‑compliances—filing failures or missed tests—within a 12-month period may constitute an anti-doping rule violation.

    Helping you with your whereabouts

    To help Registered Testing Pool athletes and their representatives meet whereabouts obligations we offer these services: 

    • 24/7 online access to the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS)
    • phone and email support to help them update their whereabouts information
    • induction training for new Registered Testing Pool athletes
    • reminder letters, calls, emails and text messages alerting them to quarterly whereabouts due dates
    • updates to NSOs on the compliance levels of RTP athletes in their sport.

    Need to provide whereabouts

    More information on whereabouts is available in the Resources section of this website.