Article 5.6 of the World Anti-Doping Code states that “Athletes included in a target group of athletes subject to doping controls by their International Federation and / or National Anti-Doping Organization shall provide whereabouts information as specified in the International Standard for testing and investigations. International Federations and National Anti-Doping Organizations will coordinate the identification of these athletes and the collection of information on their whereabouts”.
For the application of this text, the Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee (MAC), defines each year a “target” group including top athletes submitted to whereabouts requirements. Whereabouts obligation is a constraint imposed on high-level athletes so designated which is to report for each day of the coming quarter, the place where they will be in order to allow an unexpected anti-doping control.
HOW TO GET TO ADAMS?
There are two ways to access ADAMS:
WHEN PROVIDING MY WHEREABOUTS DATA IN ADAMS?
Whereabouts data is to be completed quarterly and updad thereafter. 15 days before each start of a quarter, you must complete the following three months in full.
WHAT WHEREABOUTS DATA SHOULD I INDICATE IN ADAMS?
The whereabouts information to be transmitted quarterly on the ADAMS system must provide the following data:
WHAT HAPPENS IF I FAIL TO MEET MY WHEREABOUTS OBLIGATION?
The athlete remains solely responsible for the transmission of his whereabouts information. The Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee does not have to remind the athlete of his obligation to update whereabouts.
You will receive a warning message if you fail to meet your whereabouts obligations and if :
This notification will inform you about the whereabouts failure related to the Anti-Doping Rules.
You will then have 10 days after the notification is received to bring an action justifying (by registered mail) the non-transmission of your data, your absence or the inconsistency of your whereabouts data.
According to articles 6 and 7 of Ministerial Decree No. 2003-532 of 21 October 2003, as amended, the combination of three missed doping controls and / or the failure to fulfill whereabouts obligations during a period of 12 successive months constitutes an anti-doping rule violation.