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Source: The post is based on the article “Role and development of Athlete Biological Passport programme highlighted at the 3rd edition of the WADA Athlete Biological Passport Symposium” published in the PIB on 13th October 2022.
What is the News?
National Anti Doping Agency (NADA) & National Dope Testing Laboratory (NDTL) India are hosting the 3rd edition of the World Anti Doping Agency (WADA) Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) Symposium.
What is Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) programme?
It is a powerful anti-doping tool that monitors selected biological variables over time. It reveals the effects of doping rather than attempting to detect the doping substance or method itself.
It works against doping through enhanced target testing and analysis, investigations, deterrence, and as indirect evidence for use of prohibited methods or substances.
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About WADA ABP Symposium
The first WADA ABP Symposium was hosted in 2015 in Doha by Qatar. The second WADA ABP Symposium was hosted in 2018 in Rome by Italy.
The 3rd edition is being held in India.
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