The ITA’s vision is to be the world leader in delivering anti-doping programmes for sport. We aim to be the global trusted partner for all athletes and anti-doping stakeholders by leveraging our expertise, experience
The ITA’s mission is to earn the trust, respect and loyalty of our partners by consistently delivering high quality services through a collaborative, professional and innovative approach.
The ITA commits to uphold at all times the values of Integrity, Excellence and Equality.
The ITA is an international organisation constituted as a not-for-profit foundation, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its mission is to offer comprehensive anti-doping services, independent from sporting or political powers to International Federations (IFs), Major Event Organisers (MEOs), and all other anti-doping organisations requesting support. Planning tests in and out of competition, evaluating risks, athlete whereabouts, managing Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) and results management are all part of the way the ITA can reinforce the fight against doping by bringing together expertise and helping IFs and MEOs fulfil their duties under the World Anti-Doping Code.
The collective challenge we face is this: sharing information and intelligence between partners, and particularly with national anti-doping agencies, fighting against actual or perceived conflicts of interest, and harmonising testing, to ensure equal treatment for all athletes, regardless of their sport and country.
The ITA must restore the confidence among athletes in a system which they feel has let them down and which they find unequal, based on the country in which they are tested and the sport they practise.
The ITA must help IFs and MEOs in their efforts to comply with the World Anti-Doping Code, and will improve the effectiveness and efficiency of testing. Independence, transparency and professionalism are at the service of athletes and sport.
Thus, for the first time during the 2018 Olympic Winter Games in PyeongChang, pre-competition and in-competition testing took place not just under the auspices of the organiser, the IOC, but under the direction of a neutral body: the Doping-Free Sport Unit that forms the nucleus of the ITA. Thanks to the sharing of knowledge with the Korean Anti-doping Agency, the International Olympic Winter Sports Federations, other leading national anti-doping agencies and WADA, we were able to create an appropriate and high quality programme.
Let us move forward together, Keeping Sport Real.