As part of its efforts in the fight against doping, the Moroccan Ministry of Youth and Sports organised last week in Rabat a training session on ADAMS, in collaboration with the IAAF.
IAAF staff member, Jane Boulter Davies made a thorough presentation on the anti doping programme conducted by the IAAF in front of an audience of more than 25 doctors and representatives from Moroccan Federations and National Olympic Committees.
The audience was also introduced to ADAMS, the WADA database. Under the World Anti-Doping Code (the document harmonizing anti-doping rules in all sports), WADA has an obligation to coordinate anti-doping activities and to provide a mechanism to assist stakeholders with their implementation of the Code.
The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) was developed for this purpose.
It is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system—from athletes providing whereabouts information, to anti-doping organizations ordering tests, to laboratories reporting results, to anti-doping organizations managing results.
It is easy to use, available in several languages, and free to WADA’s stakeholders, increasing the efficiency and effectiveness of the fight against doping in sport.
Athletes can easily enter their whereabouts information on ADAMS; they can also update their whereabouts information at all times, including by emailing or text messaging.
Under the revised International Standard for Testing which went into force on January 1, 2009, the limited number of top elite athletes included in the registered testing pool of their IF or NADO are required to specify 1 hour each day (between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m.) during which they can be located at a specified location for testing.
If they are not at the indicated location at the specified time, they expose themselves to the risk of a missed test.