What is Whereabouts?
Whereabouts is information provided by athletes so Anti-Doping Organizations (ADO) can locate them for testing, particular out-of-competition testing.
Whereabouts information must be accurate and updated at all times or there may be consequences.
Athletes who need to provide whereabouts information are usually part of a Registered Testing Pool. (RTP)
RTP athlete are normally the highest priority of athletes for an ADO. This could include; Olympic or Paralympic athletes, athletes ranked highly in their sports and those who compete regularly at the highest level of international competition, such as world championships.
Sometimes other athletes are also asked to provide whereabouts information. For example athletes participating at a major games.
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