Testing Pools

Athletes and teams can be assigned to a testing pool either by their international association or by Antidoping Switzerland. There are different levels of testing pools.

Individual Sports

Team Sports

RTP (Registered Testing Pool)

Team Sport I

NTP (National Testing Pool)

Team Sport II

ATP (General Testing Pool)

Team Sport III

No testing pool

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

If athletes are required to take a prohibited substance or use a prohibited method, they can apply for and be granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). This allows the athlete to use prohibited substances or methods on the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods issued by Antidoping Switzerland (Prohibited List). The application for a TUE is reviewed by the independent TUE Committee of Antidoping Switzerland.

The procedure for submitting TUEs depends upon which testing pool the athlete belongs to. Here you will find the list of testing pools for each sport.

Whereabouts

The World Anti-Doping Code of the World Anti-Doping Agency and the Swiss Olympic’s Doping Statute stipulate that unannounced tests are to be conducted out of competition. For this reason certain athletes and teams, depending on the control pool to which they belong, must state and update their whereabouts.

The extent of whereabouts requirements is determined by the performance level and the corresponding control pool to which an athlete or team belongs. Athletes or teams are informed by Antidoping Switzerland or by their international federation to which testing pool they have been assigned by the relevant authority.

SIMON

Athletes and teams in Switzerland can give their whereabouts using an electronic system (SIMON). In order to allow athletes to use their mobile phone or tablet to manage their whereabouts information, Antidoping Switzerland has developed a web-based version of SIMON whereabouts.

Athletes and team administrators who are required to give their whereabouts will receive from Antidoping Switzerland a personal letter with details of their user name and password.

ADAMS

Some international federations require that athletes and teams give their whereabouts using a different electronic system (ADAMS). These athletes or teams do not have to give their details to Antidoping Switzerland as well. There is also a mobile version of ADAMS.