DOPING CONTROLS: ANY TIME AND ANYWHERE!
TWO TYPES OF DOPING CONTROLS RECOGNISED
According to AIBA policy and International Standards, athletes who compete at the international and/or national level may be subject to testing any time and anywhere! A test can be organised and conducted at a competition or away from the stadium, such as at a boxer’s home or training venue, with or without notice.
The International Boxing Association recognises two types of doping controls:
· In-Competition testing,
· Out-of-Competition testing.
The differentiation between the two types of tests is very important and must be known.
IN-COMPETITION VS. OUT-OF-COMPETITION TESTING
HOW TO DIFFERENTIATE THEM?
If the procedure of control is globally the same for both types of testing, the differentiation is very important.
In-Competition Testing is a test where a boxer is selected for testing in connection with a specific competition such as world championships, national tournament, Olympic Games, … The recognised period for In-Competition Testing begins at midnight the day of the initial draw until midnight the day following the end of the competition for the boxer.
Out-of-Competition Testing – commonly abbreviated OOC – is any doping control which is – logically – not organised during the recognised period of In-Competition Testing. Out-of-Competition Testing can happen anytime and anywhere. It can happen that a boxer is tested by his/her national federation today and tomorrow the International Boxing Association turns up for another test.