Athlete Anti-doping Survey Part 2

Athlete Anti-doping Survey Part 2

By ITU Admin on 04/06/09 at 12:01 am

Recently, ITU elite athletes had an opportunity to take part in an Anti-doping Survey. This survey will serve to shape ITUs Anti-doping programme for the next few years.  Last week, we revealed the first few questions to do with anti-doping education.  We will continue with the anti-doping education questions this week.  There were 132 responses.

1.Have you ever taken WADAs online anti-doping quiz?
Yes 20%
No 80%

2. Using the following scale with 1 being not very well informed and 5 being very well informed, how would you rate your knowledge of the following?

Prohibited List

Not well informed (1)  3%
Below average (2)  9%
Average (3)  35%
Above Average (4)  30%
Very well informed (5)  23%

WADA Code

Not well informed (1)  6%
Below average (2)  19%
Average (3)  38%
Above Average (4)  27%
Very well informed (5)  10%

ITU Anti-doping Rules

Not well informed (1)  5%
Below average (2)  11%
Average (3)  27%
Above Average (4)  36%
Very well informed (5)  21%

Therapeutic Use Exemptions

Not well informed (1)  9%
Below average (2)  15%
Average (3)  22%
Above Average (4)  33%
Very well informed (5)  21%

Athlete Whereabouts

Not well informed (1)  4%
Below average (2)  10%
Average (3)  20%
Above Average (4)  32%
Very well informed (5)  34%

Registered Testing Pool

Not well informed (1)  9%
Below average (2)  15%
Average (3)  18%
Above Average (4)  33%
Very well informed (5)  25%

Sample Collection Procedures

Not well informed (1)  5%
Below average (2)  8%
Average (3)  11%
Above Average (4)  30%
Very well informed (5)  46%

Athlete Rights during Sample Collection

Not well informed (1) -5%
Below average (2)  11%
Average (3)  25%
Above Average (4)  32%
Very well informed (5)  27%

Athlete Responsibilities during Sample Collection

Not well informed (1)  4%
Below average (2)  11%
Average (3)  20%
Above Average (4)  35%
Very well informed (5)  30%

WADAs ADAMS online system

Not well informed (1)  25%
Below average (2)  25%
Average (3)  15%
Above Average (4)  22%
Very well informed (5)  13%

As a signatory of the WADA Code, ITU is mandated to do education on anti-doping.  In addition to these weekly newsletters, Anti-doping education is included in all ITU courses and ITU will be using WADAs Outreach program at the 2009 Dextro Energy Triathlon - ITU World Championship Grand Final Gold Coast.

If you would like more information on anti-doping, please do not hesitate to contact Leslie Buchanan, ITU Anti-doping Director at leslie.buchanan@triathlon.org

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