Advance Notice to Athletes
n January 1, 2009, the new International Standard for Testing (IST) will go into effect and
thlete whereabouts requirements will change dramatically, as well as Therapeutic Use
xemption (TUE) requirements. This is the first in a series of messages you will receive pr
ital information about these changes.
ANDATORY ONLINE WHEREABOUTS FILING
lease be advised starting November 1, 2008, USADA will require ALL Whereabouts
ilings -- formerly called Athlete Location Forms (ALFs) -- to be submitted via your on
ccount on USADA’s website at www.usada.org. Hard copies of the Whereab
ill no longer be available.
e have encouraged all athletes to submit their 4th quarter forms online to become familiar wi
is process in preparation for the mandatory 1st quarter 2009 online submission deadline.
etailed instructions will be provided in the near future regarding the new online submission
terface beginning November 1.
lease also watch for information on a mandatory interactive tutorial that all athletes will be
quired to complete when submitting whereabouts information.
you need technical assistance with username/passwords please email
email@example.com or call 1-866-601-2632.
EST ATTEMPT CHANGES
addition, new requirements will be published regarding changes to the out-of-
ompetition test attempt process.
HERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTIONS
he 2009 IST will also include revisions to the TUE submission requirements. Upcoming
essages will provide information on these changes and how you can access specific
our role in the worldwide elite athlete network helps ensure global harmonization of anti-do
gulations, and protects clean sport for all athletes. Due to the IST changes, this new process
ill be for your benefit and will help ensure your compliance.