THE ITA HAS MANAGED AN INDEPENDENT ANTI-DOPING PROGRAM FOR THE LAUSANNE 2020 WINTER YOUTH OLYMPICS ON BEHALF OF THE INTERNATIONAL OLYMPIC COMMITTEE (IOC).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) delegated its responsibilities related to the implementation of doping control activities at the Winter Youth Olympic Games 2020 (YOG) to the International Testing Agency (ITA). Anti-Doping Switzerland (ADCH) acted as the Sample Collection Authority and the Lausanne 2020 Organising Committee (YOCOG) was responsible for putting into place and carrying out operational and logistical aspects to enable doping controls during the Games.
The anti-doping programme in place for the YOG was prepared, implemented and supervised by four different entities, all with various areas of responsibilities. The IOC, as owner of the event, is the official Testing Authority (TA) and, as a result, has the overall responsibility for the programme to ensure compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code.
The IOC delegated the following anti-doping responsibilities to the ITA:
- Administration of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
- Testing (including risk assessment, elaboration of a Test Distribution Plan, review of all testing guidelines, liaison with WADA, overseeing and supervising the sample collection etc.)
- Results Management and Compliance
The ITA also trialled a paperless anti-doping administration system and a rooming application in order to make the doping control process more reliable and user-friendly.