The “Athlete Whereabouts” programme 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.
You can find out more about the Whereabouts programme on these pages, including answers to the following questions:
- how do I get onto the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or National Testing Pool (NTP)?
- who must provide Whereabouts information?
- what information do I need to provide for whereabouts?
- when do I need to file whereabouts details?
- how do I record whereabouts information?
- what happens if I don’t file whereabouts data
- can you give me some tips to make filing whereabouts easier?
- what if I want to retire?