FIM through WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency), launches ''Speak Up!'', a secure digital platform for reporting doping violations.
Today, the FIM through the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) launched Speak Up!, a new, secure digital platform intended for athletes/riders and others to report alleged Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) under the FIM Anti-Doping Code/World Anti-Doping Code (Code), non-compliance violations under the Code, or any act or omission that could undermine the fight against doping in our sport. The Speak Up! platform includes a secure app for iPhone and Android phones, currently available in beta version on the App Store and Google Play.
Use this secure digital platform if you detect, identify, witness or know of aq case of cheating related to doping or have reasonable grounds to suspect that such cheating has occurred.
You are encouraged to Speak Up! It is however important to note the distinction between an informant and a whistle-blower as these statuses trigger different rights and responsibilities. Any person reporting misconduct to WADA will be considered an informant.
The informant may decide not to pursue further cooperation with the Agency once that person has provided information. An informant may, however, become a whistle-blower if that person wishes to further cooperate with WADA. In this case, a whistle-blower agreement is signed between WADA and the informant. This status offers additional rights as outlined within WADA’s Whistle-blower Program and Policy (PDF).