In order to deliver a robust anti-doping program for the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022, the ITA is collaborating with various organisations. Here is a summary of the roles and responsibilities of each one of them:
The International Testing Agency (ITA)
The ITA is the organisation independently leading the anti-doping program for Beijing 2022. It defines the testing strategy and oversees all anti-doping operations for the event.
The International Olympic Committee (IOC)
The IOC as the Major Event Organiser for the Olympic Games is the Signatory under the World Anti-Doping Code. The ITA is managing the anti-doping program for Beijing 2022 on behalf of the IOC.
The Beijing 2022 Organising Committee (BOCOG)
BOCOG is the operational partner of the ITA on the ground. It is responsible for the management of the anti-doping workforce: Doping Control Officers (DCOs), Blood Control Officers (BCOs), Chaperones, drivers, etc. and the set-up of the anti-doping infrastructure (e.g., Doping Control Stations) and operations on-site.
The Beijing Anti-Doping Laboratory
The WADA-accredited Beijing Anti-Doping Laboratory will analyse the samples collected during the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022. The ITA can also decide to send samples to other WADA-accredited laboratories, e.g., for the implementation of further specific analysis or due to other logistical reasons during the period of the Games.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
WADA, as the global anti-doping regulator, will send a team of independent observers to oversee the anti-doping operations for Beijing 2022 and ensure that the ITA’s program complies with the World Anti-Doping Code and its connected International Standards.
The Court of Arbitration for Sport Anti-Doping Division (CAS ADD)
The CAS ADD is in charge of adjudicating cases referred by the ITA in case of violations of the IOC Anti-Doping Rules. Please find below more information on the legal process in case any rule violations occur.
The ITA is also collaborating with the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA), whose DCOs and BCOs will make up a majority of the doping control personnel.