By Nicola Hargreaves on 11/04/12 at 9:18 am
The ITU Anti-doping team would like to congratulate the China Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) as they have joined the growing list of national anti-doping agencies to fully adopt the Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS). ITU partnered with CHINADA for our educational programme during the Beijing Grand Final in 2011. CHINADA also conducted over 50 tests during the Grand Final weekend.
According to their press release, ‘following on-going advice and support from WADA, CHINADA started the process of ADAMS implementation in early 2011 and by November of last year a Chinese version of ADAMS – delivered by CHINADA - was online for athlete training purposes.
This allowed Chinese athletes included in the registered testing pools of international federations to familiarize themselves with the system, and also conformed to an IOC request that all athletes competing at London 2012 be able to register their whereabouts on the System.
CHINADA concluded the final stage of ADAMS implementation in early February, 2012 when it signed the ADAMS Users Agreement with WADA.
“CHINADA supports the international trend to use ADAMS as this helps to guarantee global harmonization in anti-doping,” said Mr. He Zhenwen, Director General of CHINADA.
“Using ADAMS will complete the successful link of China’s anti-doping system with common international practice. It will further standardize the doping control process in China, improve efficiency and management, and enrich working resources.”
CHINADA already had in place an anti-doping management system before ADAMS became available for national anti-doping agencies and has successfully integrated that system into ADAMS.
The Agency intends to complete ADAMS training of its personnel by the end of 2012.
There are currently 62 national anti-doping agencies, 71 international federations and numerous national federations using ADAMS.’