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Sportradar Launches Anti-Doping Remote Testing System

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portradar has announced the launch of the Remote Testing System in an effort to provide a fast, flexible, and secure technology option for Anti-Doping Organisations (ADOs).

The process, which includes blockchain technology, multi-factor authentication and a sever cluster for data storage, will allow athletes to be tested efficiently for performance enhancing drugs.

Sportradar head of anti-doping services, Dominic Mueser, said the Remote Testing System generates significant cost savings for what has traditionally been an under-funded industry.

“The Remote Testing System Sportradar’s latest step into anti-doping, doesn’t replace traditional testing methods, rather it enhances existing methods and modernises the process in a manner that addresses the realities of a new, post-pandemic world,” Mueser said.

“Now, more than ever, technologically driven, agile, and flexible solutions need to be embraced for anti-doping organisations 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,” he said.

Included in the new system are a number of new technologies in anti-doping, such as the new Exhaled Breath analysis and Dried Blood Spot analysis, which aim to make the process more efficient and less invasive for athletes and ADOs.

The release of the system is the latest from Sportradar’s Anti-Doping Services Unit, which launched in 2019 with the goal of providing digitalised and intelligence-based solutions to support ADOs, sports federations, leagues, and major sport event organisers in the fight for clean sport and keep athletes safe.