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Whereabouts

 

Athletes who are part of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) need to let ASADA know where they are going to be, at specific times, so that ASADA can perform no-advance notice testing.

If athletes in the RTP do not provide current and accurate whereabouts information, they may incur Anti-Doping Rule Violations and subsequent sanctions.

Athletes in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) need to provide whereabouts information four times a year (due dates listed below).

Whereabouts can be filed online. If not filing whereabouts online, athletes need to fill out the Regular Schedule form and fax, mail or email the form back to ASADA.

 

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Some users are experiencing difficulty using the Athlete Whereabouts Online System (AWOS) with Internet Explorer 9 or other new/upgraded browsers.

To alleviate this problem:

Please locate your ‘Tools’ menu by right-clicking on the top of the Internet Explorer window and selecting ‘Menu bar’.
Then, under the ‘Tools’ menu, activate ‘Compatibility View’ [further information from Microsoft on similar issues - external link]

If you continue to have trouble submitting whereabouts information, please call 13 000 ASADA (13 000 27232) or via athlete.whereabouts@asada.gov.au

 

Whereabouts due dates:

Upcoming whereabouts due dates:
Due date
Whereabouts period
Quarter
7 March 2014
1 April 2014 - 30 June 2014
4
6 June 2014
1 July 2014 - 30 September 2014
1
5 September 2014
1 October 2014 - 31 December 2014
2
5 December 2014
1 January 2015 - 31 March 2015
3

 

RTP athletes and Whereabouts Policy:

Any athlete in the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) will be required to provide whereabouts information.

Athletes who are part of an RTP and required to provide whereabouts will be informed in writing and given an outline on how to provide whereabouts.

Read the ASADA Whereabouts Policy [PDF - 495KB]

Find out more about the RTP

Professional team sport athletes

Your club or national sporting organisation provides ASADA with your team training schedule, so you don’t need to provide whereabouts unless you are individually added to the RTP.

Athletes with intellectual disabilities

If an athlete with intellectual disabilities is included in the RTP, ASADA will make sure that one of the following people is also informed:

  • the athlete’s spouse
  • the athlete’s parent or guardian
  • the athlete’s coach
  • or a representative of a relevant sporting administration.

Finishing whereabouts

Athlete must continue to file whereabouts information until they are told they are not part of the RTP anymore and their last whereabouts period has passed, or if they retire.

National sporting organisations (NSOs)

National sporting organisations (NSOs) need to provide ASADA with the personal details of athletes from their sport who are part of the RTP. NSOs also need to give ASADA contact details for these athletes.

Delegating whereabouts to an Authorised Representative

Athletes are ultimately responsible for making sure that their whereabouts information is accurate, but they can nominate a trusted person, an Authorised Representative to submit and manage it on their behalf.

The athlete is also still responsible for making sure that they are at the specified location at the nominated time, whether or not they have logged their whereabouts.

Retirement and reinstatement

If an athlete in the RTP or DTP wishes to retire from active competition they must inform ASADA.

RETIREMENT PROCEDURES

Athletes must immediately notify their National Sporting Organisation (NSO) in writing of their decision to retire.

It is the responsibility of the NSO to notify ASADA
Athletes on ASADA’s Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or Domestic Testing Pool (DTP) who wish to retire from competition, should also complete the ASADA Retirement Notification form and submit it to ASADA.
Athletes wishing to retire must immediately notify their sport in writing.

SELECTION FOR SAMPLE COLLECTION AFTER SUBMITTING RETIREMENT NOTIFICATION TO ASADA

You are required to complete the sample collection process if ASADA has not received the Retirement Notification Form or notification from your NSO.
Failure to comply with the request to provide a sample could result in an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV).

PROCEDURES FOR ATHLETES ON THEIR INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION’S (IF) RTP

Any athlete on an IF’s RTP will also be subject to the IF’s retirement requirements. (Contact your IF for more information)

RETIRED ATHLETES RETURNING TO COMPETITON

Athletes must ensure they follow the reinstatement procedures as set out in their NSO and IF Anti-Doping Policy (ADP).

WAITNG FOR REINSTATMENT

Your NSO reinstatement procedure specifies a timeframe from the reinstatement date until you are able to compete in an NSO sanctioned event. During this time, you must be available for out-of-competition sample collection in accordance with the NSO ADP. Most sports require a minimum of six months between retirement date and application for reinstatement.

Any athlete in an IF RTP will also be subject to that federation's reinstatement requirements.

RETIRING WHILST ON A SANCTION FOR RECEIVING AN ANTI-DOPING RULE VIOLATION

If you retire while on a sanction the clock stops on the sanction. If you wish to be reinstated you will need to:

  • wait out either your remaining sanction period or the reinstatement period, whichever is longer; and
  • be subject to out of competition testing.

 

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