Worldwide relationships

As service provider or strategic advisor in the fight against doping, AFLD strongly listed its shares globally.

A global presence on various fronts

AFLD’s international activity is demonstrated by its service for in- and out-of-competition sample collection, as well as its analytical services on behalf of third parties.

Each year, AFLD’s expertise expresses at major international events in France or abroad. In 2014 for example, AFLD has conducted doping tests at the World Equestrian Games, the FIFA Women’s rugby world or the Tour de France.

Beyond actual doping controls, AFLD also participates in the exchange of information and whereabouts data and the development of “biological passports” of some athletes.

A major player in the World Anti-Doping cooperation

In its international activities, AFLD is actively involved in efforts to harmonize anti-doping rules globally.

AFLD collaborates with various stakeholders including :

  • Foreign National Anti-Doping Organizations (NADO)
  • International Federations
  • Regional organizations (RADO)
  • The International Association of National Anti-Doping Organizations (INADO)
  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

Specifically, AFLD’s international cooperation takes the form of participation in international meetings and symposia, including the WADA annual symposium in Lausanne or the “Tackling Doping” Conference in London.

The presence of an observer at the Paralympic Games in Sochi, or the intervention of officers during training sessions as part of the fight against doping reflect the true will of the AFLD to invest in an international framework.

Finally, on a more strategic level, AFLD develops and maintains close relationships with some of its counterparts in neighboring countries to facilitate doping controls abroad. It thus intervened with the INADO in the debate for policy controls on the minimum level of specialized analyzes applicable in certain disciplines. Some events such as the Tour de France, also call for cross-border cooperation which is manifested, among others, information exchanges.

In 2014, AFLD has approached two other European agencies, the UK Anti-Doping (United Kingdom Anti-Doping) and NADA (Nationale Anti Doping Agentur Deutschland), resulting in the signing of cooperation protocols.