February 8, 2007
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IBU Athletes Report Whereabouts Using ADAMS

On 18-19 January, at the IBU (Biathalon) World Cup hosted in Pokljuka (Slovenia), 25 of the world's 60 highest ranking biathletes attended a workshop presented by WADA's Director of International Federation Relations Jean Pierre Moser on ADAMS, the web-based database management system for the management of the anti-doping process. Following the workshop, IBU announced that athletes registered in its testing pool will report their Whereabouts information using the ADAMS system starting April 1, 2007. (Athletes in a sport's registered testing pool are required under the World Anti-Doping Code to provide their Whereabouts information in order to be accessible for unnannounced out-of-competition testing.)

WADA developed ADAMS to help athletes and anti-doping organizations (ADOs) in their management of doping control procedures and information. The ADAMS Athlete Whereabouts functionality allows athletes to enter their information from anywhere in the world in an easy-to-access web-based format while those without internet access may designate a representative to enter the information for them. At the same time, this function helps ADOs share whereabouts information and gain efficiency in unannounced out-of-competition testing programs.