The Anti-Doping Program developed by the International Ski & Snowboard Federation ‘FIS’ has earned ISO certification. The International Organization for Standardization ‘ISO’ develops standards to guarantee levels of quality. The ISO seal ensures, that the FIS Anti-Doping Program conforms to the Quality Management System standard ISO9001:2015.
With this, an additional layer of transparency of its processes and therefore an overall quality improvement was achieved. The system will be re-evaluated on an annual basis.
“It was an important step for us to both earn the certification and to go through the entire process. While the process was quite involved, it helped us to learn about our strengths and areas where we can focus on improvement. We look forward to continuing the process on an annual basis.”
Sarah Fussek, FIS Integrity Director
The FIS Anti-Doping Program is central to their fight against doping. FIS has a zero-tolerance policy on doping and cheating in sport. The FIS Anti-Doping Program continues to focus on unannounced out-of-competition testing and collecting athlete biological passport (ABP) tests from athletes in the registered testing pool. There is a long list of banned substances under FIS rules, for which athletes are tested randomly yet frequently.