IAAF president Seb Coe says the future of the sport relies on the entire athletics community “doing everything it can to oppose cheating”
The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) has launched a ‘secure online portal’ available in six languages that can be used to report suspicions of doping.
Clicking on the ‘REPORT DOPING’ banner displayed on the main IAAF home page and its medical and anti-doping section takes people to an online form where details can be logged.
The IAAF states that all information is to be submitted and transmitted via secure networks and can be completely anonymous. The world governing body adds that access to any information provided is locked down for access by authorised staff only and subject to professional assessment in line with internationally recognised intelligence models.
The importance of online security has been further highlighted recently with private information obtained from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) system leaked by hacking group ‘Fancy Bears’.
“We must stand tall for clean athletes,” commented IAAF president Seb Coe. “The future of our sport relies on the entire athletics community doing everything it can to oppose cheating.
“This easily accessible but secure Report Doping portal gives us all the means to play our part. Even the smallest piece of information could be vital in helping to protect the integrity of competition and a level playing field.”
More than 80 nationalities are represented in the IAAF’s Registered Testing Pool.
“Every piece of information, no matter how small, is important and may be crucial in uncovering doping,” read an IAAF release in part. “The more information you provide, the more likely it is that your information can be successfully followed up.”