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WADA to offer smartphone App for athlete “whereabouts” reporting

Mobility of new App facilitates athletes’ submission of whereabouts details and update notifications.

In an ongoing effort to support athletes and doping-free sport, WADA will introduce a free whereabouts App for smartphones in the third quarter of 2013.

The new App is an extension of WADA’s whereabouts module (ADAMS), and will be available to more than 25,000 athletes worldwide to facilitate compliance with the anti-doping rules of their International Sport Federation or National Anti-Doping Organization. This will be of particular interest to those athletes in a registered testing pool who have specific anti-doping responsibilities regarding the provision of whereabouts information to support out-of-competition testing.

The whereabouts App will be available on two commonly used platforms: iPhone and Android.

Using their smartphone, athletes can enter, check, change and submit their whereabouts details at any time with just a few clicks. Using mobile notifications, it also helps the athletes to remember their obligations to submit whereabouts, including the relevant deadlines to do so.

“The App provides athletes an easy, accessible way to report their whereabouts and remain in observance of the relevant regulations, thereby demonstrating their commitment to clean sport,” says David Howman, WADA’s Director General. “Everyone benefits from this efficient solution, and we are pleased to offer the App.”

Originally launched in 2012 by the Dutch Doping Authority (DDA) for their own athletes, the App represents the successful collaboration between the DDA, InnoSportNL, NOC*NSF and CGI, and addresses a shared need by all athletes for greater mobility in whereabouts reporting.

For their work on the Dutch whereabouts App, CGI was nominated for the 2013 Dutch TIM Awards presented by CIO Magazine.

For more information on athletes whereabouts, please consult our Questions & Answers.

Source: WADA