The Anti-Doping Administration Management System (ADAMS) managed by WADA, is designed to secure information relevant to athletes, support personnel and anti-doping organizations. It helps operate an effective out of competition testing programme.

ADAMS’ centralized platform also contains an athlete’s testing history, laboratory results, the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and information on Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs).

How to update Whereabouts

Athletes should use ADAMS to update their whereabouts information. All athletes in the RTP need to provide accurate whereabouts information every three months.

This information must include home address, email address, phone number, work schedule, training venues and training schedule. In addition they must also provide overnight accommodation addresses and competition schedules. ADAMS can and should be used even while travelling or for unplanned emergencies. It will help DCOs find them on any given day.

Provide clear instructions to be easily located. If you live in a rural area, DCOs may need guidance to find you. Fill this in the ‘Additional information’ section on ADAMS. When in competition, always include the competition name and location clearly.

ADAMS also has an SMS service (provided you enter your phone number on your profile) to help update information. Athletes can save the SMS number provided on their website and use it accordingly. They can also use the Athlete Central App submit and update whereabouts information.

Whereabouts Failures

Three whereabouts non-compliances — failure to inform accurately or missed tests — may be considered an anti-doping violation and result in sanctions.

  • Filing Failure

Whereabouts must be submitted to NADA by the deadline date. The filing is considered a failure:

  1. If it is not submitted by the deadline.
  2. If it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  3. If it does not include all required information. Eg: it omits to declare a regular activity or location athlete is in, during the quarter.
  4. If an athlete is not found at the listed location when attempted.
  • Missed Test

Athletes in the RTP will receive a missed test if they are unavailable for testing during the 60 minute window indicated on their Whereabouts. They are accountable for the entire 60 minute slot and must be available. Even if the DCO does not arrive at the beginning of the time slot, athletes must remain available. They can be notified at any time during the window.

Page last modified on: Aug 31, 2022

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