All Athletes are subject to testing.

Doping Controls aim to detect the Use of any substance or method included in the Prohibited List by an Athlete and contribute to the promotion and protection of doping-free sport.

Doping Control consists of Sample Collection by an Anti-Doping Organisation (such as the Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority) and Sample analysis by a WADA-Accredited Laboratory.

Sample collection can be either in-competition or out-of-competition (such as at an athlete’s training venue or home). The majority of testing is carried out with no-advance-notice. The test can involve the collection of urine, blood or both.

Athletes must comply with a valid request for testing. Athletes may face sanctions if they refuse to comply. The penalty for refusing to provide a sample upon a valid request may be the same as providing a sample that contains a prohibited substance.

Doping Controls conducted by the Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority are in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Code and the International Standard for Testing.

Athletes included in the Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority’s Registered Testing Pool (RTP) must submit their Whereabouts to the Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority.

Read more about the RTP by clicking here.

To access to current version of the CyADA’s RTP click here.

The Cyprus Anti-Doping Authority (CyADA), in partnership with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA), Launches a Video in Greek Outlining Doping Control Process for Athletes.

Read CyADA’s Press Release on the video by clicking here
Watch the video by clicking here