In order to deliver a robust anti-doping program for the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, 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 the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020. 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 Tokyo 2020 on behalf of the IOC.
The Tokyo 2020 Organising Committee (Tokyo 2020)
Tokyo 2020 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.
The Tokyo Anti-Doping Laboratory
The WADA-accredited Tokyo Anti-Doping Laboratory will analyse all the samples collected during the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020.
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 Tokyo 2020 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 Japanese Anti-Doping Agency (JADA), whose DCOs and BCOs will make up about half of the doping control personnel. The ITA has also signed collaboration agreements with the Japanese authorities in order to facilitate information exchange on potential doping offences.