The CCES and International Testing Agency Announce Collaboration
On May 28, 2019, the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport (CCES) and the International Testing Agency (ITA) announced entering into a collaboration agreement intended to optimize their respective anti-doping programs through test planning, coordination, sample collection and information sharing, including intelligence and investigations.
This partnership will leverage both organizations’ mandates, foster synergies between national and international anti-doping programs and demonstrate how National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO) are critical along with the ITA to bring the fight for clean sport to the next level.
About the CCES
The CCES is an independent, national, not-for-profit organization with a responsibility to administer the Canadian Anti-Doping Program. We recognize that true sport can make a great difference for individuals, communities and our country. We are committed to working collaboratively to activate a values-based and principle-driven sport system; protecting the integrity of sport from the negative forces of doping and other unethical threats; and advocating for sport that is fair, safe and open to everyone.
About the ITA
The ITA is an international organisation constituted as a not-for-profit foundation, based in Lausanne, Switzerland. Its mission is to offer comprehensive anti-doping services, independent from sporting or political powers to International Federations (IFs), Major Event Organisers (MEOs), and all other anti-doping organisations requesting support. The ITA is currently handling the anti-doping programs (all or in parts) of 40 International Federations and Major Event Organizers.