In the article it states that the athlete has to let the organization know where they will be for 1 hour a day every day, 365 days a year. I suppose it’s an online system he is suppose to update every day.
Under the ‘whereabouts’ system, athletes must let officials know where they will be for one hour every day as well as details of overnight accommodation and training.
Failure to do so three times in a 12-month period could lead to a rule violation under the World Anti-Doping code.
So out of 365 days in a year, he missed 3. I’m not siding with the young man. I’m trying to understand the process. It’s one thing if they tested you and they found something in your system but it’s a different thing if it’s a technicality.
So say he fills out the data for 35 days then he misses one, then he fills it out for 45 more days and he misses another day.
- Do they warn them after 1 or 2 misses?
- How would he know the exact day they are testing him so he would purposely not let them know where he is that day?
- Why would he fill out the data for many days then skip one knowing that drugs stay in your system for more than one day risk being tested the day after.
It seems like the whereabouts rule is a deterrent and if you break the rules you suffer the consequences.