The International Testing Agency (ITA) has signed a collaboration agreement with Anti-Doping Sweden (ADSE). The agreement aims at facilitating the sharing of intelligence and information between the two organisations, as well as an efficient planning of doping controls.

In line with its commitment to further enhance clean sport efforts worldwide through close cooperation with national and regional anti-doping organisations, the ITA has signed a collaboration agreement with ADSE, the Swedish National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO). The new partnership focuses on harmonising testing efforts to ensure an effective allocation of resources and intelligence-led programmes at both national and international levels.

The collaboration also supports the exchange of information between the ITA and ADSE which will benefit both potential investigations and intelligence-led doping controls in Sweden and for Swedish athletes.

“By signing this agreement, we are convinced that together with our colleagues from Anti-Doping Sweden we can ensure a more robust and coordinated effort for the benefit of the many Swedish athletes. As ADSE recently concluded important governance reforms, we look forward to a close cooperation with them for the good of sport in Sweden and beyond,” says ITA Director General Benjamin Cohen.

“This agreement with the ITA will further strengthen the anti-doping work in Sweden. We are pleased to say that this collaboration will benefit both Swedish athletes as well as our organisation in our commitment and strive for clean sports,” says Anti-Doping Sweden’s CEO Christine Helle.

The ITA has already established bilateral collaboration agreements with over 25 NADOs and has partnered with over 40 NADOs and RADOs over the past year to deliver advanced training and certification to their workforce. The ITA strongly believes that the anti-doping community is able to bring the support of athletes to the next level by working hand-in-hand with all other anti-doping organisations. Consequently, the ITA will continue to welcome to its network any National Anti-Doping Organisation that wishes to strengthen synergies between national and international level anti-doping programmes.

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