ITTF And ITA Form Anti-Doping Partnership
By Shantanu Srivastav | June 29, 2018
The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) and the International Testing Agency (ITA) have partnered to combat the problem of doping.
As part of the agreement, the ITTF has fully entrusted its anti-doping work to the ITA including in and out-of-competition testing, test-distribution planning, results management and intelligence-gathering.
ITTF President, Thomas Weikert, said of the collaboration: “The ITTF is delighted to become the first new IF to partner with the ITA. We have been very impressed by the way the ITA has quickly established itself and we are confident we have made the right choice in trusting the ITA with our anti-doping work.
“The ITTF has a bold vision for the future, which we know as ‘Table Tennis. For All. For Life.’ With the anti-doping programme for table tennis now in the safe hands of the ITA, we will be able to focus even more clearly on the work required to achieve our vision for the future of table tennis.”
“We are very grateful for the trust the ITTF has shown in choosing the ITA to promote clean sport in table tennis, by protecting its players with our help,” said the Chair of ITA’s Board, Dr Valérie Fourneyron.
”By choosing the ITA to deliver its anti-doping programme, we believe the ITTF has in turn shown its players, commercial partners, competition organisers and everyone else who loves the sport just how serious the ITTF is about promoting clean sport. We appreciate this opportunity and look forward to a great working relationship.”