Anti-Doping Singapore
The 2017 Prohibited List comes into effect 1 January 2017... Athletes are reminded to always check the status of medication before using them

Running TrackDoping control is an essential part of any testing programme to promote and protect doping-free sport.  It detects the use of a prohibited substance, or prohibited method, by an athlete.

Doping control consists of sample collection by any Anti-Doping Organisation, such as Anti-Doping Singapore (ADS). The sample analysis is conducted by a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) accredited laboratory according to WADA's International Standard for Laboratories.

The ADS testing programme is conducted according to WADA's International Standard for Testing and Investigations. All information collected are used only for the ADS testing programme and are managed with the strictest confidentiality according to WADA's International Standard for Protection of Privacy and Personal Information.  


In-Competition testing is conducted during a sporting event and is defined by WADA as the period commencing 12 hours before a competition through to the end of the competition and the sample collection process related to the competition, unless stated otherwise by the rules of an International Federation or other relevant Anti-Doping Organisation.

Any athlete that has entered a competition or has been named as a member of a team participating in a competition at any level within Singapore is eligible for testing as part of the ADS testing programme.

The selection of athletes for testing is pre-determined, based on the regulations of the National Sports Association or International Federation. Selection is based on the following criteria: 

  • Placing in the event
  • Lane draw
  • Discipline, category or round
  • A fixed number of players from each team (usually by random selection)
  • Pre-selected testing
  • Qualifying for national representation

In most sports, a World, Regional or National record is not recognised until an athlete has been tested and a negative result has been returned. 


Out-of-Competition testing, or any testing done outside of an event, can be conducted at any time and at any place without advance notice. Athletes subject to the anti-doping rules of their sport are eligible for testing anytime, anywhere.

In addition to this, some athletes may be selected for the ADS Registered Testing Pool (RTP) or ADS Domestic Testing Pool (DTP). Athletes nominated for inclusion in either the ADS RTP or ADS DTP will be notified by ADS and will be required to supply details of their whereabouts on ADAMS. This is called Whereabouts Filing.