“Athlete Whereabouts” is a system that enables athletes to be easily found and tested without any advance notice.
It’s used by all anti-doping organisations and these “surprise” tests help to detect and deter drug use. Athlete whereabouts plays a key role in protecting clean athletes and the integrity of sport.
The athlete whereabouts system requires athletes to log regular information about their whereabouts so that they can be tested. It’s important you follow the whereabouts rules because if you don’t you could be found to have committed an anti-doping rule violation.
If you want to know more about the whereabouts programme, check out our whereabouts factsheet.
Or you might like to explore our frequently asked questions about the Athlete Whereabouts Programme:
- who needs to file whereabouts information?
- what information does an athlete need to provide for whereabouts?
- when do athletes need to file whereabouts details?
- how do athletes record whereabouts information?
- what happens if athletes don’t file whereabouts data
- tips for filing whereabouts information
- what if an athlete wants to retire?