Performance Notes of IADO in 2023

Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs Mr. Pahala Mansury as the Chairmain of the National Federation for the Indonesia Obstacle Sports Federation (IOSF / FOHRI) signed the MoU with IADO on November 16th, 2023. Requesting strongly all National Federation was one of the biggest challenges at the very short time for IADO to fulfill the oblgation raised by WADA.

Jakarta, 1 January 2024

IADO has completed all of its obligations throughout 2023. For IADO, 2023 was the
most difficult year compared to 2022 and other previous years when the handling of
doping control was still under the coordination of LADI. The details are as follows:

  1. The Ministry of Youth and Sports is really deserved to be appreciated, because it continues to show its commitment to provide sufficient budgets for IADO activities even though it does not interfere at all in decision making process and operational activities of IADO. This Government commitment is in accordance with the provisions stipulated in Article 23.3 of the World Anti-Doping Code, which states: “Signatories shall devote sufficient resources in order to implement anti-doping programs in all areas that are compliant with the Code and the International Standards.” In addition, the issue of budget adequacy has always been one of the crucial issues monitored by WADA to each NADO (National Anti-Doping Organization). Meanwhile, the independence itself is in accordance with Article 23.5.1 of the World Anti-Doping Code, stating: “To be independent in their operational decisions and activities from sport and government, including without limitation by prohibiting any involvement in their operational decisions or activities by any Person who is at the same time involved in the management or operations of any International Federation, National Federation, Major Event Organization, National Olympic Committee, National Paralympic Committee, or government department with responsibility for sport or anti-doping.” Furthermore, this independence has also been stated in Article 98 of paragraph (3) of the Law of No. 11 of 2022 on Sports, stating: “The national anti-Doping organization as referred to in paragraph (2) is the only national anti-doping organization that is independent, professional, objective and accountable in carrying out its duties, functions and authority according to with the regulations of the World Anti-Doping Agency.”
  2. The Directorate of Testing  (which is also supported by the presence of 51 DCOs / Doping Control Officers and 7 BCOs / Blood Collection Officers) collected samples at ICT (In Competition Testing), namely activities taking place for example during national championships, certain national and international events counted to 180 samples (from athletes who are declared as champions or who are declared to break records). Meanwhile, collecting sample at  OOCT (Out of Competition Testing) is an activity that does not take place within the scope of a national championship or certain national or international events (generally, sample collection is carried out at their place of residence or at their national training center) counted to 538 samples (from certain elite athletes of various national federations classified in Test Distribution Plan / TDP).
  3. At several national and international events, there were activities of sample collections at ICT, conducted by IADO, which were as follows:
    • National Athletics Selection Invitation on January 11th, 2023 at the Madya Stadium, GBK Senayan, Jakarta.
    • Daihatsu Indonesia Masters 2023 on  January 25th to 27th, 2023, at the Istora Stadium, GBK Senayan, Jakarta.
    • National Weightlifting Selection for SEA Games 2023 on February 2nd, 2023, at the Weightlifting Training Center, Jakarta.
    • National Swimming Championships on February 23rd and 24th,  2023 at the Aquatic Stadium, GBK Senayan, Jakarta.
    • Union Cycliste Internationale Track Nations Cup 2023 on February 23th,  2023 at the Rawamangun Velodrome, Jakarta (to support the DCOs of ITA).
    • 2023 Asian Cup International Shooting Championship on March 1st to 10th, 2023, at the Shooting Ground Venue, GBK Senayan, Jakarta.
    • IFSC Climbing Speed ​​World Cup  on  May 6th and 7th,  2023 at GBK Senayan, Jakarta.
    • National Aquatics Championship entitled “Indonesian Aquatics Festival 2023” on June 10th to 13th,  2023 at the Aquatic Stadium,  GBK Senayan, Jakarta.
    • Kapal Api Group Badminton Indonesia Open 2023 on June 13th to 17th, 2023 at the Istora Stadium, GBK Senayan, Jakarta.
    • National Athletics Championship on June 21st to 26th, 2023, at the Sriwedari Stadium, Surakarta.
    • LPS Monas Half Marathon 2023  with the theme “Restart for Change” on July 2nd,  2023 in the Monas Area, Jakarta.
    • Jakarta Half Marathon  on August 20th,  2023 in the Monas area,  Jakarta.
    • SEA Age Group Swimming Championship 2023 on August  24th to 26th, 2023 at the  Aquatic Stadium,  GBK Senayan,  Jakarta.
    • Maybank Marathon 2023 on August 27th,  2023 at Bali Safari Marine Park, Gianyar, Bali.
    • Qualification Round of 2024 National Sports Games  for Karate Sports on August  25th to 27th , 2023 in Banjarbaru, South Kalimantan.
    • Qualification Round of 2024 National Sports Games  and National Cycling Championship  August 23rd to 27th,  2023 in Lubuklinggau, South Sumatra.
    • Qualifying Round of 2023 FIBA World Cup August 25th  to September 10th, 2023 at Indonesia Arena, GBK Senayan, Jakarta (to support the DCOs of  PHINADO).
    • BNI Indonesia Master I 2023 on September 6th to 7th, 2023, in Medan.
    • BNI Indonesia Master 2023 on October 25th to 26th, 2023, in Surabaya.
    • ICU Asian Cheerleading Championship (ICU ACC) and Bali International Cheer Open (BICO) on October 21st to 22nd, 2023 at Taman Werdhi Budaya Art Center, Denpasar, Bali.
    • Hibank Jakarta Marathon 2023 on October 22nd, 2023 in Jakarta.
    • Labuhan Bajo Marathon  on November 4th,  2023 at Waterfront City, Labuan Bajo, West Manggarai, NTT.
    • FIFA U-17 World Cup 2023  on November 10th  to. December 2nd,  2023 in Surabaya, Jakarta, Bandung and Surakarta (in cooperation with DCOs of FIFA).
    • BTN Jakarta Run  on November 12th,  2023 in the Medan Merdeka Selatan area, Jakarta.
    • World MTB Eliminator Championship 2023 on November 12th, 2023 in Palangkaraya (to support DCO’s of ITA).
    • Borobudur Marathon  on November 19th,  2023 in the Borobudur area, Magelang.
    • National Canoeing  Championship 2023 for the  Qualification Round of 2024 National Sports Games  on November 18th to 19th, 2023, at the Situ Cipule Venue, Karawang.
    • National Rowing Championship 2023 for the  Qualification Round of 2024 National Sports Games  on November 30th to December 1st, 2023, at the Situ Cipule Venue, Karawang.
    • 15th  SEA Youth Athletics Championships 2023 on December 7th to 9th, 2023 at the National Athletics Centre, Pathum Thani, Thailand (in cooperation with DCAT).
    • PLN Run on December 10th, 2023 in BSD Area, Tangerang.
    • Indonesia Open Aquatic Championship 2023 on December 12th to 15th,  2023 at the Aquatic Stadium, GBK Senayan,  Jakarta.
  4. The Directorate of Testing did not concern with sample collection only, but it was also  responsible to implement / enforce Article 2.1 to Article 2.11 of the World Anti-Doping Code, which are among other things, state that an athlete could be declared to have been exposed to doping, it is not solely caused  he / she has been proven consuming prohibited substances only.  However, in fact there are  several other actions could also result in being declared doping, such as avoiding or refusing to be tested, failure to demonstrate their presence, acting to prevent or respond to reporting to the authorities or for other reasons. There is  currently  a tendency for some athletes, although the number is still very limited, they  potentially violate these provisions. That is the reason that  since the middle of 2022 IADO has been very intensive in providing anti-doping education regarding Articles 2.1 to. Article 2.11.
  5. In 2022, the Directorate of Education definitely carried out series of physical anti-doping education activities directly to 15 provinces across the country, national federations and to other parties which were carried out virtually. For 2023, the number of provinces visited was only 5 provinces (due to budget constraints). The difference of 2023 instead of 2022 was that  in 2023 the conception and emphasis on anti-doping education were much more developed and more conceptual, so that it allowed  the Directorate of Education  to be more in-depth and detailed than in the previous year, dominated by deliveries of general content. In addition, it allowed the Directorate of Education to start preparing an Education Plan which is also required by WADA, by involving various parties from the Ministry of Youth and Sports, academic communities, National Sports Committee of Indonesia, National Olympic Committee of Indonesia, and Indonesian National Committee for UNESCO,  supported by routine consultation with WADA in charge of education.
  6. One of the activities, consuming lots of time  for IADO was the implementation of ADEL (Anti-Doping eLearning Platform), due to a Circular sent by the OCA (Olympic Council of Asia) which was published in November 2022 and addressed to all Asian country members. The OCA in its circular required athletes who would compete in the 2023 Asian Games to have a comprehensive  understanding of anti-doping through ADEL, so that athletes were ready to compete in a condition that were free from doping. Since the beginning of 2023 ADEL material has been available in Indonesian language. IADO, in collaboration with NOC of Indonesia, tried to ensure that the implementation of ADEL could be completed at least before July 31st,  2023, despite the fact that perhaps the data entered were mostly not yet  complete. As a result IADO had to go door to door to NOC of Indonesia, the Ministry of Youth and Sports and several national federations. Because if these were incomplete, IADO might be blamed. Luckily, prior to  the 2023 SEA Games taking place in Cambodia, ADEL had been implemented by IADO even though it was not required by the SEA Games Federation. Accordingly, for the purpose of ADEL for the 2023 Asian Games, IADO remained to continue, event thought it was not so easy due to the new obligation for athletes.
  7. The Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation (I & I) has shown a significant performance increase in 2023 compared to 2022, which it previously tended to find  its suitable  patterns that should become its vision and mission, while the other 2 directorates (the Directorate of Testing  and the  Directorate of Education have already more settled, although the last two were  also required to  sharp their deep performance) were already busier in their activities. That performance increase was  in line with the hard efforts of the related directorate to communicate directly with 55 national federations by visiting them directly while collecting private data . whose target is now to reach 65 national federations that have signed  MoUs with IADO to encourage their athletes to utilize the SpeakUp facility. As a result of the intensive activities of the Directorate of Intelligence and Investigation, a number of anti-doping violations or ADRV (Anti-Doping Rule Violations) could be revealed and become input for IADO to emphasize such information.
  8. The Secretariat General as the leading unit  of the organization carried out its performance optimally: starting from financial management, office management, human resource  management and preparation as well implementation of regulations. During the year of 2023 a number of the following outputs have been produced by the Secretariat General:
    • Completion of the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the total 69 National Sport Organization, consisting of 65 National Federations, 3 National Committees (National Sports Committee of Indonesia, National Olympic Committee and National Paralympic Committee of Indonesia), and 1 National Athlete Association (Indonesia Olympian  Association).
    • The number of the produced SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures) increased from 22 in 2022 to 40 in 2023.
    • The number of the visited landing pages on IADO’s website increased to 100%.
    • Settlement of the signed conflict of interest documents, whose purpose is ensure there is no conflict of interest among internal members of IADO and also with other parties.
    • Completion of a Memorandum of Understanding with BAKI (Indonesian Sports Arbitration Board). The purpose of the agreement is to enable BAKI to establish a Results Management Appeal Panel Committee that has been assigned by IADO.
  9. Based on the 2022 performance, IADO tried to improve its performance, because its 2022 was dominated by circumstances  where IADO was at the beginning in a transition period after LADI was suspended by WADA. As a result, for the purpose of restoring the trust which should be obtained from national sports stakeholders who were affected by WADA sanction, IADO had to accelerate its performance improvements in sometimes emergency situations, because they were worried that at any time they could be subject to suspended again by WADA. Accordingly, from the beginning of 2023,  IADO began to perform proportionally according to the World Anti-Doping Code and coincidentally at the end of April 2023 IADO benefited the inspection conducted by the WADA Audit Team to IADO. The WADA audit allowed IADO to carry out a lot of reflection / introspection on a number of weaknesses which appeared a lot IADO, although as a consequence IADO was required in a fairly short time to carry out follow-up actions on a number of WADA audit findings.
  10. A number of international conferences / workshops / symposiums attended by few High Ranking Officials / Staffs of IADO. Those are as follows:
    • Secretary General of IADO Mrs. dr Eka Wulan Sari attended the MCR (Member Country Representative) and SEARADO Board Member Meeting on April 4th, 2023 in  Phnom Penh, Cambodia.
    • Secretary General of IADO Mrs. dr Eka Wulan Sari attended  the NADO Anti-Doping Leaders Meeting on May 31st, 2023 in  Icheon, South Korea.
    • Chairman of IADO Mr. Gatot S. Dewa Broto  and Deputy Assistant on Training Central of Sports for Achievement, the Ministry of Youth and Sports  Mr. dr. Bayu Rahadian attended  the WADA Regional Conference  on June 12th and 13th, 2023 in  Colombo, Ceylon.
    • Chairman of IADO Mr. Gatot S. Dewa Broto and Director of Education of IADO  Mrs. Natashya Marcellina attended Asia-Oceania Anti-Doping Education Symposium 2023  on July 26th and 27th, 2023 in Singapore.
    • Secretary General of IADO Mrs. dr. Eka Wulan Sari, Director of Testing  Mrs. Linda Rosalina, Director of Intelligence and Investigation Mr. Suharyanto, Mr. dr Pande Putu Agus Mahendra  and few DCOs attended the DCO Symposium on August 23rd and 24th,  2023 in  Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.
    • Chairman of  IADO Mr. Gatot S. Dewa Broto dan Secretary for Chairman of IADO  Ms. Adinda Laksmi Tiarasari attended  the Ninth Conference of Parties (COP9) to the International Convention Against Doping in Sport on October 25th and 26th, 2023 in Paris, Perancis.
    • Director of Education of IADO Mrs.  Natashya Marcellina attended the International Anti-Doping Seminar in Asia – Oceania and Education Workshop on December 12th and 13th, 2023 in  Tokyo, Japan.
  11. On the end of November 2023, IADO announced violations of anti-doping regulations, conducted by  6 athletes who were declared doping as announced on the IADO website on November 30th,  2023. They came from various national federations,  namely on the sport of bodybuilding (Mr. Misnadi, Mr. Agung Budi Laksono and Mr. Benny Michael Kaunang), aquatic (Mr. Glenn Victor Sutanto) and taekwondo (Mrs. Mariska Halinda). According to the provisions, they  be announced after getting consents or  approval from each of the main management of each national federation. Its objective is to protect athletes’ privacy, and on the other hand to be a lesson for other athletes in general.

Jakarta, 1 January 2024

Chairman of IADO
Gatot S. Dewa Broto

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