Sportradar launches Remote Testing System to support industry anti-doping efforts
NEW YORK – Sportradar, the world’s leading supplier of sports integrity solutions, today announced the launch of the Remote Testing System, a fast, flexible and secure solution to support the modern-day clean sport movement. By applying a series of digital technologies to the collection procedure, the Remote Testing System ensures the integrity of the process, enabling Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) to collect doping control samples remotely, resulting in benefits to both athletes and sporting bodies as they navigate ongoing logistical issues related to the global pandemic.
By utilizing a highly secure process – that includes blockchain technology, multi-factor authentication and a server cluster to store data securely – the Remote Testing System allows athletes to be tested more efficiently and less invasively. Other innovative aspects such as the new Exhaled Breath analysis, as well as Dried Blood Spot analysis, are integrated into the Remote Testing System, further extending the range of the testing. Additionally, through its agile and flexible characteristics, the Remote Testing System generates significant cost savings for what has traditionally been an under-funded industry, in the process enhancing the global clean sport effort.
Dominic Mueser, Head of Anti-Doping Services at Sportradar: “The Remote Testing System, Sportradar’s latest step into anti-doping, doesn’t replace traditional testing methods, rather it enhances existing methods and modernizes the process in a manner that addresses the realities of a new, post-pandemic world. Now, more than ever, technologically-driven, agile and flexible solutions need to be embraced for anti-doping organizations to effectively carry out their missions. It also ensures athletes around the world can be tested without the requirement of physical contact or additional protocols, which can be cumbersome, at best, or highly challenging, at worst, at the present time.”
Sportradar’s Anti-Doping Services Unit launched in 2019 to provide digitalized and intelligence-based solutions to support Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs), Sports Federations, Leagues and Major Sport Event Organizers globally in their fight for clean sport, thus joining the collective effort to protect sporting values and keep athletes safe.
For more information about Sportradar’s Anti-Doping Services Unit, as well as the Remote Testing System application, please visit www.sportradar.com/remote-testing.