In 2018, the ITTF was one of many first Worldwide Federations to see the advantages of handing over its anti-doping operations to the ITA, then a newly established unbiased company with the target to ship expert-led anti-doping applications free from any precise or perceived conflicts of curiosity. 4 years after this necessary determination to extend the safety of its athletes from doping, the ITTF renews its collaboration with the ITA till the top of 2024.
”Up to now 4 years we’ve got established a robust bond with ITA, their recommendation and steerage has been most appreciated. We take delight in the truth that desk tennis has been capable of keep the picture of a clear sport however that doesn’t imply there’s room for complacency, we should hold updated with all objects relating to enhancing efficiency by taking medicine; thus, we’re delighted to resume the settlement with ITA” — ITTF President Petra Sörling
Inside this framework, the ITA will proceed to plan and roll out your entire ITTF clear sport program, together with in- and out-of-competition testing following clever distribution planning primarily based on an intensive threat evaluation. The administration of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) and athlete whereabouts additionally proceed beneath the accountability of the ITA, in addition to the administration of the Athlete Organic Passport (ABP) and Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs).
Outcomes administration of potential anti-doping rule violations and whereabouts failures will constantly be dealt with by the ITA on behalf of the ITTF. By means of this partnership renewal, the ITTF will now present its athletes, nationwide member federations and stakeholders entry to ITA’s confidential reporting platform REVEAL, permitting anybody from the desk tennis group to report anonymously or confidentially any suspicion of doping or anti-doping rule violation. The ITA will handle any intelligence or investigation ensuing thereof. The ITA will moreover develop and implement a long-term pattern storage and re-analysis technique for the federation.
“I’m very proud that with the renewal and growth of the partnership, we will proceed to construct on the belief that the Worldwide Desk Tennis Federation has positioned in us for the reason that starting. Our anti-doping consultants will proceed to work with the identical vigour to ship a high-quality clear sport program to the desk tennis group – whether or not all year long, throughout worldwide occasions such because the 2023 World Championships in Durban or the Olympic Video games. As desk tennis is especially common on the Asian continent, we additionally sit up for exploring potential synergies benefiting the ITTF anti-doping program by way of our collaboration with the Shanghai College of Sport, the primary ever ITA Tutorial Centre.” — ITA Director Common Benjamin Cohen