— Published 15 January 2021

An agreement with eight central European countries

The International Testing Agency (ITA) is spreading its web. It announces that it has signed a cooperation agreement with CEADO, the association of national anti-doping agencies in Central Europe, which brings together Austria, Croatia, Hungary, Poland, the Czech Republic, Serbia, Slovakia. and Slovenia. This new partnership focuses on harmonising control efforts, in order to ensure a more efficient use of resources, but also to prevent athletes from being tested by two different entities during the same period. The agreement also provides for information sharing between ITA and the anti-doping agencies of the eight CEADO member countries. Finally, it concerns anti-doping education and prevention initiatives. Chaired by the French Valérie Fourneyron, the International Testing Agency had already established collaboration with thirteen national anti-doping agencies.