How are whereabouts submitted?

Athletes included in the Anti-Doping Centre’s Registered Testing Pool are required to submit their whereabouts via the Anti-Doping Administration and Management System (ADAMS) – a web-based data management tool for input, storage, sharing and reporting of doping control information.

ADAMS enables anti-doping organizations to conduct in- and out-of-competition testing, laboratories to report test results, disciplinary bodies to report on sanctions, and the World Anti-Doping Agency to coordinate the anti-doping efforts of its stakeholders.

ADAMS is available in English, French, Spanish, German, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Finnish, Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Russian and Turkish. Since 2012, ADAMS is available also in Bulgarian thanks to the efforts of the Anti-Doping Centre and the kind assistance of the World Anti-Doping Agency.

ADAMS has an integrated Whereabouts Guide which is intended to give clear instructions for athletes included in a Registered Testing Pool to fulfill their whereabouts obligations, provide information about the rationale behind the various requirements and indicates if the whereabouts have been submitted properly.

Here is video tutorial demostrating how the ADAMS Whereabouts Module works:

Who provides whereabouts and why?

Deadlines for whereabouts submission

What should a whereabouts filing contain?

Sanctions for whereabouts failures

International Standard for Privacy and Personal Data
Informing form - Processing of personal data in Adams
Instruction on the criteria for inclusion of athletes in the anti-doping center athletes registry
A short guide to provide location information through Adams