COVID-19: IPC ISSUE NEW GUIDELINES FOR ANTI-DOPING TESTING
New measures are in place to further protect the health of athletes as well as the Sample Collection Personnel
In the wake of COVID-19 pandemic, the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) has adjusted its anti-doping testing program to ensure it is in line with the latest guidelines issued by the World Health Organisation and World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).
WADA recently issued updated guidance for Anti-Doping Organisations focused on the resumption of athlete testing, as deconfinement leads to the restart or return to normal of doping control programmes in a number of countries around the world.
Through the changes in testing activities, the IPC wants to ensure that WADA guidelines are implemented without compromising the health and well-being of our Para athletes.
Given the COVID-19 infection risks, new measures are in place to further protect the health of athletes as well as the Sample Collection Personnel.
PUBLISHED: May 19, 2020