Testing and Doping Control
BWF conducts no-notice in-competition and out-of-competition testing and collects both urine and blood samples from badminton and para-badminton athletes. BWF aims to detect and deter doping in badminton / para-badminton through this testing programme. The main aim is to protect the rights of clean athletes in our sport.
Registered Testing Pools
BWF has two testing pools of badminton athletes – a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) and a Testing Pool (TP). Athletes in these pools must provide information on their whereabouts in ADAMS – WADA’s online anti-doping administration and management system.
WADA publishes a comprehensive set of statistics on testing and analysis for all sports globally. This describes in detail the 1) kind of sample (blood / urine), 2) the kind of analysis, 3) the laboratory, 4) the testing authority for all samples analysed at WADA Accredited Laboratories, 5) the result. BWF provides a summary of the statistics for badminton as a download – see above.
Doping Control Process
There are four main stages in the doping control process:
- Athlete Selection – targeted / random selection
- Athlete Notification – DCO informs the athlete
- Sample Collection – sample is collected (see below)
- Analysis – WADA accredited laboratory and analysed
- Results Management – results entered into ADAMS
Testing and the collection of urine and/or blood samples can take place anywhere -during a competition, a training camp, at your training venue, at home.
– Doping Control Process – Français, Español, Bengali