Article 5.6 of the World Anti-Doping Code provides that “Athletes included in a target group of Athletes subject to Testing by their International Federation and / or National Anti-Doping Organization will provide information on their whereabouts as stipulated 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 purposes of this text, the Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee (CMA), defines each year a “target” group comprising high-level athletes subject to location obligations. The localization obligation is a constraint imposed on the high-level athletes thus designated which consists in indicating for each day of the coming quarter, the place where they will be in order to allow an unexpected doping control.

Localization is done using software called ADAMS set up by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). The name of this software is the acronym for Anti-Doping Administration & Management System.
Athletes who are part of the CMA target group are notified by mail
Athletes can modify their whereabouts information no later than 22 p.m. the day before the day (s) concerned.
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There are two ways to access ADAMS:

either through the free Athlete Central smartphone app


Location data must be completed per quarter and update Thereafter.
15 days before each start of a quarter, you must complete the following three months in full.


The location information to be transmitted quarterly on the ADAMS system must provide the following information:

full address of places of residence
the name and address of training and regular activities as well as the times of these activities
the calendar of competitions, as well as the places of these competitions in accordance with article I.3 of the International Standards for Testing and Investigations (SICE)
for each day of the quarter, a 60-minute window during which you will be available for an inspection at the place indicated, as stipulated in article I.4 (SICE)


The athlete remains solely responsible for the transmission of his whereabouts information. The Monegasque Anti-Doping Committee does not have to remind athletes of their obligation to update their whereabouts

You will receive a notification of breach of whereabouts obligations, which serves as a warning, if:

your required location data is not transmitted two weeks before the start of the quarter
your data are incorrect, they have not been updated and do not correspond to reality, the doctor taking the sample notes your absence at the place and at the time indicated
your data is incomplete to allow the control to be carried out

This notification will inform you of the finding of a Whereabouts Breach under the Anti-Doping Rules.
You will then have 10 days from the date of receipt of the notification,. To lodge an appeal by justifying (by registered mail) the non-transmission of your data, your absence or the inconsistency of your location data.
According to articles 6 and 7 of Ministerial Decree n ° 2003-532 of 21 October 2003, as amended, the combination of three failed checks and / or the failure to transmit information on the location during a period of 12 consecutive months constitutes an anti-doping rule violation.

Athlete Central

In November 2019, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched “Athlete Central”, its new app to help athletes comply with whereabouts rules as part of the World Anti-Doping Program. Athlete Central replaced the current AMA app, which had been in use for a few years and was in need of modernization.

The whereabouts rules are a key part of out-of-competition testing programs, which are essential in sport, and are part of the International standard for controls and investigations. These rules require a limited number of high performance athletes who are part of a target group of Tested Athletes to provide their Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) with details of their whereabouts for one hour. every day.

Prior to initiating the development of Athlete Central, the WADA project team actively sought to better understand the needs of athletes. The team gathered feedback from 2500 of them, which helped guide the app's specifications. In addition, prior to its launch in November, staff at some ADOs tested it and a large number of active athletes used it to record their whereabouts information.

Powered by ADAMS, the Athlete Central app is a simple, fast and secure way for Athletes in a Target Group of Athletes Subject to Testing to provide their whereabouts in order to facilitate out-of-competition testing and demonstrate their commitment to clean sport. The application has, among others, the following characteristics:

  • Smart app for increased accuracy
  • Address recommendations based on location
  • Intuitive interface requiring less support and training
  • Compatible with all types of whereabouts groups, including target groups of tested athletes
  • Increased compliance with the requirements of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations
  • Dedicated support center