In-Competition Testing

NADA coordinates in-competition testing so that there is only one organization testing at one event . Criteria for the selection of athletes are predetermined, based on the regulations of the relevant IF or event ruling body/organizing committee. Athletes are notified of their selection for testing immediately following competition, and sample collection takes place in accordance with the International Standard for Testing. Samples are analyzed in WADA accredited laboratory as outlined in the WADA Prohibited List .

In-competition testing is done in coordination with organizing bodies and federations. Athletes are selected for testing based on criteria determined by the federation. These could be:

  • Medal finishers
  • Randomly selected athletes.

Athletes can request a testing delay in-competition:

  • To participate in a medal ceremony
  • To fulfill media commitments
  • Compete in further competitions
  • Warm-down
  • Get medical treatment
  • Locate an interpreter
  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented
Page last modified on: Apr 13, 2020