The ITA Testing Department is composed of experts hailing from International Federations, National Anti-Doping Agencies and Doping/Blood Control Officers. It is structured in sports-specific clusters that coordinate testing for each sport based on expert knowledge of the particular characteristics of each discipline.
We propose harmonised In-competition testing programs throughout our partners’ sports events and currently oversee testing at over 500 international sporting events every year. Our Out-of-competition testing is managed by a dedicated unit that specialises in intelligence-led athlete targeting as well as the logistics of conducting missions all around the world in a safe and cost-efficient manner. The ITA currently conducts more than 10’000 out-of-competition doping controls every year
In order to cater to the different needs of each sports discipline, testing at the ITA follows sports-specific testing protocols. These protocols reflect the nature of each sport and are defined in collaboration with International Federations. We have also established an International Doping Control Officer (IDCO) Training & Certification Program that ensures that wherever they are tested, and whatever sport they compete in, athletes enjoy the same degree of protection and test quality.
We collaborate with an increasing number of National Anti-Doping Agencies (NADOs) around the world to exchange intelligence and information, coordinate testing plans and collaborate on specific cases or areas like sample collection and education.