Registered Testing Pool (RTP)
In the fight against doping, the anti-doping control system has a critically important role to play. These controls not only occur during competition but, in order to combat doping effectively and preventatively, also take place out-of-competition.
While any player may be randomly tested, FIBA –according to procedures outlined by WADA– largely focuses its testing on players taking part or susceptible to taking part in top-level international competition.
In accordance with WADA’s International Standards for Testing & Investigation, FIBA maintains lists of such players, which are referred to as FIBA Registered Testing Pool (RTP) and defined as follows:
"The pool of highest-priority Athletes established separately at the international level by FIBA and at the national level by National Anti-Doping Organizations, who are subject to focused In-Competition and Out-of-Competition Testing as part of FIBA's or National Anti-Doping Organization's test distribution plan and therefore are required to provide whereabouts information as provided in Article 5.6 of the Code and the International Standard for Testing and Investigations.” WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations (2015)
FIBA Registered Testing Pool
FIBA currently maintains a Registered Testing Pool which consists of the following players:
Players National Team STARLING Brittany Cameroon PAIXAO Taina Brazil VYORALOVA Tereza Czech Rep. IAGUPOVA Alina Ukraine MICHEL Sarah France GORINI Maddalena Italy KANG Ajeong South Korea KIRILLOVA Elena Russia VIERU Natalia Russia CRUZ Anna Spain URAL Esra Turkey VEREMEENKO Anastasiya Belarus
Players National Team KOPONEN Petteri Finland HANGA Adam Hungary CALATHES Nick Greece SEGEV Itay Israel MBODJ Cheikh Senegal LIMA Augusto Brazil NICOARA Titus Romania KOLYUSHKIN Maxim Russia VORONTSEVICH Andrey Russia SIPAHI Kenan Turkey PONITKA Mateusz Poland
FIBA Testing Pools
In addition to the individual RTP FIBA has established three Testing Pools including teams.
Please refer to the below schema which summarizes FIBA’s testing Pool structure: