Current Criteria for Inclusion
The WSF has two Testing Pools; the Standard Registered Testing Pool (SRTP) and the Other Registered Testing Pool (ORTP).
WADA developed criteria for establishing a sport’s SRTP based on the worldwide experience of doping in sport. A weighting system allocates points to each of the criterion. The criteria are as follows:
Current ranking and any recent surges in ranking position
Any recent injuries or sudden withdrawal’s from events
Whether athletes were tested in the past year and if they have any Missed Tests or Filing Failures on record
Whether there is a National Anti-Doping Agency in an athlete’s country
Whether the WSF is aware of any suspicious behaviour.
The WSF STRP comprises 12 athletes and, as it is based on the above risk criteria, there is no influence of gender. There may be more or less females than males or, it is feasible that there could be all males or all females. Inclusion is for a minimum of 12 months.
The criteria for the ORTP is not based on risk and involves more athletes to broaden anti-doping testing. To lessen the burden of providing Whereabouts, athletes in the ORTP are not required to submit their daily whereabouts information to ADAMS whereas SRTP athletes are.
The ORTP comprises 19 randomly selected athletes; not allowing for duplication with athletes already included in the SRTP. Inclusion is for a minimum of 12 months.
WSF Testing Pools: 1st January to 31 December 2015
WSF Registered Testing Pool: 1st October to 31st December 2014
WSF Registered Testing Pool: 1st July to 30th September 2014
WSF Registered Testing Pool: 1st April to 30th June 2014