As the signatory of the “World Anti-Doping Code”, ADOHK is obligated to implement a world-class testing programme in Hong Kong. ADOHK testing programme involves the setting up of Testing Pools, planning of doping tests, collection of samples from athletes, the arrangement for WADA-accredited laboratory to analyze the samples and management of the test results.

Doping tests are effective and deterrent measures in the fight against doping. It can be conducted in-competition and out-of-competition with no advance notice. Athletes in the ADOHK Testing Pools, who are required to submit and update their whereabouts to ADOHK, are subjected to out-of-competition testing anytime, anywhere. ADOHK also initiates in-competition tests at local and sports competitions, and conducts testing at local and international competitions that take place in Hong Kong on behalf of the National Sports Associations or event organizers.