The Biathlon Integrity Unit (BIU) is pleased to announce that the International Testing Agency (ITA) will host the second session of its 2021 ITA Educational Webinar Series, which, once again, will be available for biathletes and their support personnel later this week. The session will take place on Thursday 25 February from 14.00 – 15.30 CET. 
The Webinar, titled ‘Doping Control – be prepared for any scenario, follows on from last month’s session on how to navigate the anti-doping system, will once again offer biathletes and members of their entourage – whether they be coaches, parents, doctors, or others – a chance to learn the ins and outs of doping control. 
In this Thursday’s session, biathletes and support members will have the opportunity to hear from: former national-level endurance athlete, international Doping Control Officer  (DCO) and trainer, Jasmina Glad-Schreven; DCO and former international-level gymnast and cheerleader, Taja Petric; professional muaythai fighter and trainer, three-time World Champion and IFMA Athletes’ Commission Chair, Janice Lyn; and ITA Education Manager and former Olympian, Olya Abasolo Ovtchinnikova. The 90-minute webinar will provide the chance to hear from the three experts and also ask questions of them to further your control knowledge. 
“At the best of times, the doping control process can seem awkward and unnerving, and that’s why it’s so important that biathletes and their support team gain an understanding of the rules and why they’re in place. This webinar sequel from the ITA is another great opportunity to boost their knowledge on the topic,” said BIU Head, Greg McKenna.
Biathletes and support personnel that are interested in the webinar should register here.
Topic: Doping control – be prepared for any scenario 
Registration link: 
Event date:  Thursday, February 25th, 14h-15h30 CET
  • Jasmina Glad-Schreven –
Former national-level endurance athlete, international DCO and trainer with over 15 years of experience in anti-doping
  • Taja Petric –
Former international-level gymnast and cheerleader, DCO with over 15 years of experience in anti-doping
  • Janice Lyn –
Professional muaythai fighter and trainer, Three-time World Champion, IFMA Athletes’ Commission Chair
  • Olya Abasolo Ovtchinnikova OLY –

 ITA Education Manager (host)