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Commonly Used Acronyms


OOC - Out-Of-Competition testing pool - the group of athletes who are subject to out-of-competition testing according to USATF's Out-of-Competition Drug Testing Protocol (Exhibit J) (PDF); formerly known as the No-Advance-Notice (NAN) pool.

Governing Bodies

USATF - USA Track & Field - governs all domestic aspects of track & field, long distance running, and race walking; the national governing body for the sport.

USOC - United States Olympic Committee - governs all U.S. national governing bodies for Olympic sports.

IOC - International Olympic Committee - the supreme authority of the Olympic movement which governs all international governing bodies for Olympic sports.

IAAF - International Association of Athletics Federations - governs all international aspects of track & field (known internationally as "athletics").

Testing Agencies

USADA - United States Anti-Doping Agency - handles all aspects of drug testing domestically in the U.S. for the USOC and other organizations. USADA also tests domestically for the IAAF.

WADA - World Anti-Doping Agency - independent agency that conducts drug testing internationally for the IOC and some IAAF testing.

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