— Published 27 January 2023

ICF has done business with the ITA

The International Canoe Federation (ICF) is also joining the movement. It announced the signing of a partnership agreement with the International Testing Agency (ITA). Under the terms of the agreement, the ITA will take over the entire ICF anti-doping programme, including in-competition and out-of-competition testing, as well as the administration of athlete biological passports (ABP). The ITA will also continue with the ICF’s long-term sample storage plan, with a view to potentially re-analysing samples when new technology becomes available. The decision to call on the ITA was taken last November at the ITA Congress in Thailand. It became effective at the beginning of the year. The ITA currently works with more than 50 Olympic and non-Olympic international federations. Its experts carried out doping tests at more than 500 international sporting events last year.