The ISSF, a member of the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF), is the governing body for Olympic shooting events and also regulates some non-Olympic shooting events. It currently oversees five groups of shooting disciplines. In an effort to provide its athletes with a comprehensive and high-quality clean sport program, the ISSF has decided to delegate all of its anti-doping activities to the ITA for independent management from 1 January 2024.
From this date, the ITA will manage the entire testing program for the ISSF, both for in-competition and out-of-competition doping controls. These tests will be based on a bespoke risk assessment that takes into account all relevant factors, including the physiological profile and sporting specificities of the shooting disciplines.
The management of Athlete Biological Passports (ABPs) of shooting sports athletes and the processing of Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) will also be handled by the ITA. In addition, it will strengthen the ISSF’s anti-doping efforts with a long-term sample retention strategy that will allow selected samples to be stored and re-analysed for up to ten years after the date of collection.
In order to provide shooting sports athletes with the most comprehensive anti-doping program possible, the ITA will collect information for the ISSF and respond to all information shared confidentially through the ITA’s secure reporting platform REVEAL.