WADA makes changes to enhance reporting of anti-doping statistics
Montreal, October 4, 2011 – WADA has introduced changes to its International Standard for Testing (IST) that will improve the Agency’s annual reporting of statistics in 2012 and beyond.
The changes, which were approved by WADA’s Executive Committee on September 17 and will come into force on January 1, 2012, will have a positive impact on the operations of all Anti-Doping Organizations.
In addition to the IST changes, the International Standard for Laboratories (ISL) will be amended so that all results, including negatives, will be reported in the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS), WADA’s clearing house of global anti-doping information.
Under Articles 14.4 and 14.5 of the World Anti-Doping Code, WADA is required to collect and publish a global summary of all anti-doping statistics.
Improvements to the collection of statistics will also allow a better assessment of WADA’s new directive to ADOs for an increase in the amount of blood sampling.
In order to improve its mandate for statistics, WADA has made the following changes to the IST and ISL:
a) Addition of the type of sample and the type of test to the requirements for sample collection documentation (IST clause 7.4.5).