At the invitation of the World Anti-Doping Agency, RUSADA experts Victoria Barinova (Head of Testing Department) and Anna Kondakova (Head of Science Department) conducted training for representatives of national anti-doping agencies of Afghanistan, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Mongolia, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The training took place on June 19, 2019 as part of the annual meeting of the Regional Anti-Doping Organization of Central Asia in Ulaanbaatar (Mongolia).
The training was devoted to developing a risk assessment system and drawing up a test distribution plan in accordance with the requirements of the World Anti-Doping Code and International Standard for Testing and Investigations. The training program included a overview of regulatory documents and WADA guidelines, main criteria for the risk assessment of doping use in various sports and disciplines, principles for establishing a test distribution plan, issues related to collecting, analyzing and processing the information necessary for implementation of an effective testing program, as well as requirements presented by WADA to the conduct of the athlete biological passport program.
The training included theoretical and interactive parts, during which the participants have shared and discussed experience of their NADOs, as well as the practical aspects of developing core documents of national testing programs.