IOC wants An Independent Testing Authority

April 21, 2017

The International Olympic Committee want to create an independent testing authority (ITA) to develop and govern an International Test Distribution Plan (IDTP).

Together with each respective International Federation the ITA shall develop an International Test Distribution Plan (ITDP) not only by sport but by discipline. This ITDP to contain a minimum number of tests for every athlete wanting to participate in the World Championships or in the Olympic Games. This number to be transparent for each athlete in a discipline of a sport. Athletes not having the established minimum testing level not to be eligible for World Championships and Olympic Games.

The ITA-suggestion is part of a 12 point list of principles which is aimed at creating a more robust and independent global Anti-Doping System to protect clean athletes.

Read the Declaration of the IOC Executive Board here:

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