The ITA supports International Federations and Major Event Organisers to establish high-quality risk assessments. Our risk assessment process has been developed by the ITA in line with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standard for Testing and Investigations, and is periodically implemented in collaboration with its partners.
The process consists of the integration and combination of various datasets related to sport/discipline risk, country risk and athletes’ individual parameters which results in a tailor-made Test Distribution Plan (TDP). The risk assessment is developed through a comprehensive and systematic evaluation of:
- Physiological risks specific to the sport and discipline.
- Country risk specific to the sport.
- Individual parameters such as performance and testing history.
In addition, tailored parameters are used for specific sports to take into account their particularities. The ITA relies on a unique and sophisticated method to conduct the risk assessment process involving the points below.