Protecting the Right to Enjoy Doping-Free Sport

Overview of Whereabouts

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Athletes on the NRTP provide details on their Whereabouts.

An athlete may be nominated by UK Anti-Doping or their National Governing Body (NGB) to be in the National Registered Testing Pool (NRTP).

This means that they will be asked to provide up-to-date information about their Whereabouts to ensure they can be tested at anytime and anywhere with no advance notice.

NRTP athletes will receive an induction onto an online the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System, known as ADAMS. This is a secure website to which athletes submit their Whereabouts. This information includes:

  • a complete mailing address
  • details of any impairment
  • for every day, one specific 60-minute slot between 05:00am and 11:00pm at a specific location where - the athlete will be available for testing
  • the full address of a daily (overnight) residence for each day
  • full details of any regular activity – training, work, university/school
  • full details of any competition that they may take part in

It is the responsibility of the athlete to ensure that the information supplied is kept up-to-date and accurate at all times.

Whereabouts Failures

Missed Tests

If an athlete is unavailable for testing when an Anti-Doping Organisation attempts to test them during the specific 60-minute slot as provided by the athlete, then a missed test may be recorded.

Filing Failures

If an athlete fails to provide and update the required Whereabouts information, then a Filing Failure may be recorded.

Any combination of three missed test(s) and/ or fling failure(s) within a 12-month period will constitute an anti-doping rule violation.