INFO FOR ATHLETES & COACHES
ANTI-DOPING EDUCATION & LEARNING PLATFORM
Launched in January 2018, WADA’s Anti-Doping Education and Learning Platform (ADEL) supports the anti-doping community by providing education solutions for athletes, their support personnel and other stakeholders. ADEL has become the central hub for the WADA’s eLearning courses and education resources.
In 2020, WADA initiated the development of a new and improved ADEL platform that will better suit the needs of its stakeholders. Launched in January 2021, the new ADEL has a modernized look and feel with improved visuals, and features enhanced accessibility designs/fonts that are more universal and facilitate usability.
Along with its new design and functionalities, the platform was renamed Anti-Doping Education and Learning (ADEL). This better reflects its mission of becoming the frontline education solution for all athletes, coaches, medical personnel and other stakeholders.
Created by WADA, the new ADEL is modern, easy to navigate and personalized to its different users.
Some of its attributes include:
- A new fully responsive mobile app to allow users to learn on the go
- Courses available to complete offline
- ADO training programs
- Personalized learning plans
- Community learning and question and answer center
- Resource center for all education material
- A dedicated helpdesk
OTHER RESOURCES FOR ATHLETES
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) provides useful and important tools for raising athlete awareness. It is important for athletes to remember that they are responsible for everything they put into their bodies and for all substances they use. Athletes must be aware and vigilant in their choices, and it is the responsibility of the National Federations and International Federation to make sure they have access to the knowledge resources they need.
Here we provide some useful educational tools translated into various languages:
Athlete & Athlete Support Personnel Guide to the 2021 Prohibited List – English
An Athlete’s Guide to the Significant Changes in the 2021 Code – English
An Athlete Support Personnel Guide to the Significant Changes in the 2021 Code – English
For WADA’s Q&A on the Prohibited List, follow this link:
Q&A on Prohibited List
For WADA’s Q&A on the use of Medications, follow this link:
Q&A on Medications
Click here to download these resources from WADA’s “At A Glance” series:
For more resources, and access to resources in French and Spanish, please visit:
If you have specific questions about the testing procedure, contact your National Federation to inquire about IFMA’s Doping Control Procedures.
Test your knowledge with WADA’s quizzes:
WHEREABOUTS SUBMISSION FOR RTP ATHLETES
For IFMA’s Registered Testing Pool (RTP) athletes only, those who have been contacted directly via email or their respective National Federations.
RTP athletes must download Athlete Central, WADA’s new App that facilitates athlete compliance with Whereabouts rules under the global anti-doping program.
It is available for use and download from the Apple Store and Google Play. Athlete Central, which is powered by WADA’s Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS), replaces WADA’s current App that has been operational for a few years and required modernizing.
Whereabouts rules, which are a key component of global sport’s crucial out-of-competition testing programs, are part of the International Standard for Testing and Investigations. The rules require a limited number of top-level athletes within a Registered Testing Pool (RTP) to provide their Anti-Doping Organization (ADO) with details of where they can be found for one hour every day.