A minimum of 30 male and 30 female Athletes designated by the Biathlon Integrity Unit comprises the IBU Registered Testing Pool (IBU RTP). Athletes in the IBU RTP are required to comply with the whereabouts requirements of the WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations.
Additional athletes may be added to the RTP under the following circumstances, as per Chapter D: IBU Anti-Doping Rules, Rule 5.6 of the Integrity Code:
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Like all other Olympic sport federations, the IBU adheres to the World Anti-Doping Code, which was established by WADA and coordinates the universal fight against doping in sport. WADA offers its stakeholders the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) – a centralised online system which helps the IBU to coordinate its anti-doping measures and comply with the WADA Code.
The system can be used in multiple languages – English, French, German, Russian, Japanese, Spanish, Arabic, Dutch, Finnish and Italian – and the data is only available to organisations with authorisation from the World Anti-Doping Program. Only information/areas relevant to the specific user(s) will be viewable.
If an Athlete belonging to the RTP decides to permanently retire from Biathlon competitions, he/she needs to fill out the Retirement Form.
This form must be signed by the Athlete and his/her National Federation and then forwarded to the IBU via mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
If an Athlete who has retired from Biathlon wants to compete again, he/she must announce this to the IBU by filling out the Return to Competition Form six months prior to the first competition (see Chapter D: IBU Anti-Doping Rules, Rule 5.7 of the Integrity Code).
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