Please be notified that the name of Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee (HKADC) will be changed to Anti-Doping Organization of Hong Kong, China Limited (ADOHK) effective from 1st April 2023, with a newly designed logo. ADOHK is continuously committed to preserving a doping-free environment for fair play in sport in Hong Kong.
Since its establishment in 2008, HKADC have acted as one of World Anti-Doping Code Signatures, a National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) for implementing a world-class anti-doping programme in Hong Kong. One of the features of NADO is to be independent in its operational decisions and activities. To ensure Hong Kong’s Anti-Doping Rules in full compliance with the “World Anti-Doping Code” and the relevant international regulations, HKADC will, no longer, be under the auspices of the Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China (SF&OC) after 1 April 2023. Being financially supported by the Government of Hong Kong Special Administration Region, ADOHK is governed by a Board of Directors, who come from emeritus professor, world renowned medical practitioner, legal expert, finance expert, representatives from SF&OC and other major stakeholders who are devoted to fight against doping in sports in Hong Kong.
In this regard, the Whereabouts Policy, Anti-Doping Rules of ADOHK have been revised and will take effect on 1 April 2023. We would like to take this opportunity to highlight some of changes for your special attention.
ADOHK Whereabouts Policy
The name of Testing Pools has been revised and the former “HKADC Testing Pools” are now renamed as the “ADOHK Testing Pools” while the inclusion criteria of “Registered Testing Pool (RTP)” and the “Elite Testing Pool (ETP)” remain unchanged. For whereabouts requirements, a new requirement for RTP athlete is added to ask for training and competition schedules or schedule of other regular activities which includes the detailed address and time between 6 a.m. and 11 p.m. for each day, i.e. the daily regular activities. For the detailed whereabouts requirements, please refer to the latest “ADOHK Whereabouts Policy”.
Anti-Doping Rules of ADOHK
Article 188.8.131.52.2, 184.108.40.206.4 and 220.127.116.11.5 of the Anti-Doping Rules of ADOHK have also been revised. More details have been incorporated into “Proceedings of the Hong Kong Anti-Doping Appeal Panel”. Please refer to the latest “Anti-Doping Rules of ADOHK” for details.
Hyperlink of ADOHK’s website and change of email address
In this connection, ADOHK has also prepared a new icon of its website for your Association to add on or to update the hyperlink of ADOHK’s website (www.antidoping.hk). The icon is now available for download at https://www.antidoping.hk/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/ADOHK-logo.png.
It will be appreciated if you would update your records accordingly and circulate the enclosed materials to members and athletes of your Association for their information. Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at 2890 3644.