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1. Test PoolBack to top

BSADA currently have 4 main Test Pools; The Registered Test Pool (RTP), the National Test Pool 1(NTP1), National Test Pool 2 (NTP2) and Domestic Test Pool (DTP).  Athletes will fall into 1 of 4 test pools, they are: -

-The Registered Test Pool (RTP): Athletes competing regularly at International Level Events. Athletes in the RTP will be notified from BSADA in writing of their inclusion in the pool.

RTP Athletes listed at this time are:-
1. Tyler Butterfield - Ironman
2.  Flora Duffy - Triathlon
3.  Harold Tre Houston - Athletics - Sprinting
4. Tyrone Smith - Athletics - Jumping

- The National Test Pool 1 (NTP1):- Athletes who have the potential to compete regularly at International Level Events e.g. BOA elite list athletes not included in the RTP.  Althletes in the NTP1 will also be notified in writing of their inclusion in the pool.

- The National Test Pool 2 (NTP2):- All national level athletes not included in the RTP and NTP1.

- The Domestic Test Pool (DTP):- All remaining athletes not covered in the above pools e.g. domestic league / competition athletes, local competitors only.

It is important to note 2 things:

- Under the WADA Code every athlete in principle is subject to no notice Performance Enhancing Testing at any time and any place.
- Under Bermuda regulations all National Level athletes are subject to Illicit Drug Testing. This testing can be conducted anytime, anyplace and can be short notice or no notice.

The following diagram highlights the Test Pools

For more information on Test Pools please read the TP_Policy_Final_20151.pdf

2. About the Athlete ZoneBack to top

Athlete Zone

The Athlete Zone is designed to give all athletes an idea of what is expected of them and the main functions and concepts of Anti Doping and The Illicit Program.

It is the athlete’s responsibility to understand their rights and responsibilities and know what they are putting in their body. The Principle of Strict Liability is at the core of the WADA Code where athletes are responsible for any prohibited substance found in their body irrespective of how it got there.

The Athlete Zone should also help you identify what testing pool an athlete is in and what type of testing you are most prone to be subject to. As you may be aware BSADA conducts Performance Enhancing Testing as well as Illicit Drug Testing.

Remember - You can be tested Anytime, Anywhere.

3. WhereaboutsBack to top

Register Test Pool (RTP)
If you are in the RTP you are required to be fully compliant with the Code and provide quarterly Whereabouts (link to Whereabouts Form - P62 -)including a 60 minute time slot where you can be found each day. This 60 minute time slot needs to be between 5am and 11 pm.

RTP athletes must provide:-
- 60 minute time slot (between 5am and 11pm)
- Mailing address
- Overnight address for each day of the quarter
- Regular activities (training and work schedule)
- Competition Schedule


Athletes in the RTP will be notified in writing of their inclusion in the pool by BSADA.

National Test Pool 1 (NTP1)
Athletes in the NTP1 will be required to provide whereabouts information. However, these whereabouts requirements are less stringent then the RTP requirements as you will only need to provide:

- Mailing address
- Overnight address for each day of the quarter
- Regular activities (training and work schedule)
- Competition schedule

These athletes will also be notified in writing by BSADA of the need to provide whereabouts.

National Test Pool 2 (NTP2)

Athletes in the NTP2 are not required to file whereabouts. However, NSGBs may be contacted by BSADA and asked to give training schedules of national teams or athletes in order for BSADA to conduct testing appropriately and effectively.

Domestic Test Pool (DTP)
Athletes in the DTP will not need to provide whereabouts.

Whereabouts Failures
Whereabouts must be filed by the athlete in advance of the start of the quarter.

Quarter Months (inclusive) Whereabouts due by
1 April-June 11.59pm March 31
2 July-Sept 11.59pm June 30
3 Oct-Dec 11.59pm Sept 30
4 Jan-Mar 11.59pm Dec 31

Filing Failure; If an athlete fails to provide and update their whereabouts then a filing failure may be recorded against them. Athletes required to submit quarterly must submit them by the above dates.

Missed Test; If an RTP athlete is unavailable for testing when an Anti Doping Organisation attempts to test them in their specified 60-minute slot they may record a Missed Test.

Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV); Any combination of 3 missed tests and/or filing failures in a 12 month period will constitute an ADRV for which an athlete can receive a ban of 2 years.

For more information on whereabouts please read theWhereabouts_Policy.pdf

4. TUEBack to top

Athletes can obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Certificate if they have been prescribed a Prohibited Substance or method for a legitimate medical condition.

Who Should and When to Apply for a TUE?
Athletes in the RTP and NTP1 should apply for a TUE if they need to use a medication containing a prohibitive substance. Athletes who are competing in Major Games (e.g. Commonwealth, Olympic, CAC and Island Games) who do not already hold a valid TUE should apply for a TUE prior to competition depending on the Games Rules (check with BSADA).  Athletes not required to apply for a TUE prior to competition can apply retroactively for a TUE if tested, . If you are unsure whether you should apply for a TUE please contact the office.

Application Process
- Athletes should advise Doctors and other Medical personnel that they have an obligation to adhere to the anti doping rules and medications not containing prohibited substance should be considered for prescription first.
- Once prescribed a substance check the medication to see if it is prohibited. Athletes can access to check the status of their medication. A user guide for the website specific to Bermuda based athletes can be found Using_Globaldro_drug_reference_online.pdf >here also found in the resource centre.
- If the medication is not prohibited, then athletes can use the medication. If the medication is prohibited athletes should again check with the prescribing Physical to see if there is another non prohibited alternative.
- In the event that there are no alternatives, then the athletes should obtain a TUE application form from BSADA and get their prescribing physician to fill it out. Please note that there are requirements for the Doctors to produce medical evidence to support the TUE application for the TUE committee to consider.

These requirements can be found at:

Where to Send the Application
Athletes that are in their International Federations Test Pools are required to apply for a TUE through their IF. Any other RTP or NTP1 athlete should send or hand deliver their applications to the BSADA office:

Location: - (which may be subject to change)
2 Midsea Lane, Serpentine Road, Pembroke HM 07


Mail to: - P.O. Box HM 1841, Hamilton, Bermuda HM HX

The WADA Prohibited List and International Standard for TUE’s can be found below.


5. Testing ProcessBack to top

Testing can be broken down into 3 categories:

Domestic Illicit Urine Testing, where an athlete is screened for illicit drugs. An athlete only has to provide approximately 30ml of urine for a complete sample.

Please watch the above video for more information

Performance Enhancing Urine Testing, which can be conducted either in or out of competition. Here the athlete is required to give a urine sample of at least 90ml to complete the process
Please watch this short video……

Blood Collection must be conducted by a licensed Phlebotomist.

6. Youth ZoneBack to top

Youth ZoneThe following links give young people the opportunity to explore anti-doping themes using fun and interactive tools that have been developed by some of BSADA’s partners in the anti-doping world:

Stop Alcohol Abuse - Click Here
My Play Book - Click Here
UNESCO comic on anti-doping
The young teens place for info on alcohol and resisting peer pressure -
Tips for teens on steroids
NIDA for teens – the science behind drug abuse -

7. SupplementsBack to top

The use of dietary supplements is completely at an athlete’s own risk. Even if a supplement is marked “approved” or “verified” athletes may still test positive for prohibited substances that are not marked on the product label.

Remember under the principle of Strict Liability and Article 2.2.1 of the WAD Code athletes are responsible and an anti doping rule violation occurs whenever a Prohibited Substance is found in an athlete’s sample whether it was intentionally or unintentionally taken.

Any athlete wishing to use a Supplement is encouraged to be an informed consumer and research the product extensively. Athletes can access the below websites for more information

8. Anti-Doping Guildlines BookletBack to top

Anti-Doping GuidelinesAnti_Doping_Guidelines_Booklet.pdf

9. Illicit Guidelines BookletBack to top

Illicit GuidelinesIllicit_Guidelines_Booklet_1.pdf

10. INADO Urges Action to Protect Clean Sport - Independent Commission Report- RussiaBack to top

Please click here to read the report iNADO_Urges_Action_to_Protect_Clean_Sport_(Media_Release).pdf

11. Athlete Reference GuideBack to top

Download:  ATHLETE_Reference_Guide_to_the_2015_WADC.pdf


SANCTION ANNOUNCEMENTArticle added on 01/24/2017

Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority has issued a sanction for Javaughn Dill an athlete in the sport of bodybuilding as a direct result of testing positive for a prohibited substance.  He has received a four-year ban for presence of a prohibited substance (ADR2.1) as listed in the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code.

Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority is responsible for all testing and results management process for sport in Bermuda including the Night of Champions.

Mr. Dill was selected for testing during the Night of Champions which took place on August 13, 2016.  The sample was collected under the direction of Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority.

Mr. Dill tested positive for Methandienone metabolites an exogeneous Anabolic Agent in addition to Methylhexeanamine and Oxilofrine which are specified stimulants which are all listed on WADA’s Prohibited List.

In response to BSADA’s notification of the adverse analytical finding, Mr. Dill has waived his right to a hearing, acknowledged the anti-doping rule violation and accepted his sanction. His period of ineligibility commenced on September 14, 2016 and concludes on September 13, 2020. 

Mr. Dill is ineligible to represent Bermuda Body Building Federation or any other National Sports Governing Body in any international or national level event.  Bermuda Sport Anti-Doping Authority is dedicated to ensuring athletes are continually afforded the opportunity to compete in a clean environment.  The integrity of sport should never be compromised.

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