As part of the revision of the World Anti-Doping Code, the regulations that define the practical conduct of testing, the International Standards, are also undergoing a thorough update as they become an obligatory part of the Code following the adoption of the new version in November 2007.
The International Standards contain provisions related to the organization and practical aspects of testing, including athlete whereabouts requirements and sample collection procedures. FIS was requested by WADA to participate in the working group that is preparing the draft document and collating the feedback from WADA’s stakeholders, the National Anti-Doping Agencies and International Federations.
The second meeting of the group took place at the Maison du Sport in Lausanne (SUI) on 13th-14th June, led by WADA Director of Standards Rune Andersen and Testing Manager Stuart Kemp, with participants from the International Athletics Federation, the United States Anti-Doping Agency, UK Sport as well as Sarah Lewis and Madeleine Erb representing FIS.
The latest drafts of both the World Anti-Doping Code and the International Standards can be reviewed on the WADA website www.wada-ama.org.