Athlete Retirement

Athletes belong to the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) and Elite Testing Pool (ETP) of HKADC, or the RTP of an International Federation (IF) should aware of the regulation related to retirement.

1. You should formally notify these organizations that you have decided to retire from your sport.

2. Unless these organizations have formally informed you that your retirement has been acknowledged and you have been removed from the testing pool concerned, you should continue to submit whereabouts and be prepared to submit yourself to testing.

3. If you change your mind later and decide to resume competition, you must satisfy the following requirements for returning to competition:

  • For International Event:
    You must notify your IF and/or HKADC in advance according to the IF’s related regulation before you expect to return to competition. Such notification and the whereabouts information concerned should be submitted at least 6 months in advance. You also have to make yourself available for unannounced Out-of-Competition Testing
  • For National Event:
    Although you are not required to submit your whereabouts information in advance, you have to agree to make yourself available for unannounced Out-of-Competition Testing.

 icon-arrow-circle-down  Retirement Notification Form