Who can be tested?
All Athletes affiliated with a National Federation shall be subject to In-Competition Testing by the ICF, the Athlete’s National Federation, and any other Anti-Doping Organisation responsible for Testing at a Competition or Event.
All Athletes affiliated with a National Federation shall be subject to Out-of-Competition Testing at any time or place, with or without advance notice, by the ICF, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), the Athlete’s National Federation, the National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) of any country where the Athlete is present or the International Olympic Committee (IOC) during the Olympic Games.
ICF Athletes Whereabouts
The ICF Athlete Whereabouts Programme (AWP) is a requirement within the World Anti-Doping Code and the ICF Anti-Doping Rules. Its purpose is to collect detailed location information on international level athletes in order for Anti-Doping Organisations (ADO) to conduct effective out-of-competition testing.
The ICF has identified an International Registered Testing Pool (RTP) of athletes, and these specific athletes are required to submit their whereabouts information to CCES who manage the ICF Athletes Whereabouts Program.
Although the ICF have a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) consisting of international level athletes, any athlete who is affiliated with a National Federation may be tested by CCES or WADA as part of the ICF Out-of-Competition Testing Program.
Where can athletes be tested?
All Athletes can be tested at any time at any place.
Who can perform testing on behalf of the ICF?
The Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport - Anti-Doping Service (CCES) provides doping control services for the ICF. This includes managing the ICF Athletes Whereabouts Programme and performing out of competition tests on canoeing athletes. CCES may use local Anti-Doping Agencies or other service providers to collect athlete samples for tests.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) also performs Out-of-Competition testing on behalf of the ICF. WADA may use local Anti-Doping Agencies or other service providers to collect athlete samples for tests.
Organising Committees of ICF Events will utilise local Anti-Doping Agencies or National Anti-Doping Organisations to perform In-Competition testing on behalf of the ICF.