NADA Issues Notices to Athletes for Whereabout Filing Failure

NADA India issued notices to athletes for not filing their whereabouts within the stipulated time. Article 5.5. of the NADA Anti-Doping Rules requires athletes who are part of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) to share their whereabouts information in the Anti-Doping Administration Management System (ADAMS) online portal managed by WADA.

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.

Any combination of three Whereabouts Failures (filing failures and/or missed tests) within 12 months constitutes an Anti-Doping Rule Violation under NADA Anti-Doping Rules – Article 2.4, which may lead to the imposition of sanction up to 2 years according to Article 10.3.2.

An athlete is considered non-compliant with the whereabout filing if it is not submitted by the deadline, or is inaccurate or incomplete or does not include all required information or If an athlete is not found at the listed location when attempted.