Please Test Me

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week we published an open letter from Sergej Litvinov to Lord Sebastian Coe. Many view all Russian athletes as hiding behind their federation. However some athletes like Litvinov do not want to hide. Below is an email exchange between Litvinov and the IAAF.

After the IAAF removed him from their doping pool last year, Litvinov requested inclusion in the pool and asked why he, as a world-class thrower, would no longer be subject to any effective anti-doping systems. The IAAF pointed out to him that he would still be subject to RUSADA, although at this time RUSADA has already been suspended for more than two weeks by WADA. Litvinov has continued to voluntary submit his whereabouts to the IAAF since leaving the doping pool last year.

From: Whereabouts <[email protected]>
To: Litvinov Sergej
Date: Mon, 21.09.2015, 16:32
Subject: IAAF Notice of Removal from the Registered Testing Pool for the athlete Sergej LITVINOV

Dear Sergej LITVINOV,

We are writing to inform you that you are no longer a member of the IAAF Registered Testing Pool of athletes subject to out-of-competition testing. You are therefore not required to submit your whereabouts information to the IAAF for the next quarter (October-November-December 2015).

However, this does not mean that you will no longer be tested out-of-competition.

Firstly, because in accordance with IAAF Rule 35.12, the IAAF may at its discretion conduct out-of-competition testing on any athlete at any time. Secondly, because you maybe or become a Member of a National Registered Testing Pool. You will then be required to submit your whereabouts to the relevant anti-doping organisation in your country and make yourself available for no-advance notice testing by this organisation.

Finally I remind you that you may in the future be designated again for inclusion in the IAAF Registered Testing Pool. You will then receive formal notice of your inclusion and of the corresponding requirements under IAAF Rules and Regulations.

Thank you for your kind cooperation and participation in the IAAF out-of competition Testing Programme.

Yours sincerely
Whereabouts Division

From: Litvinov Sergej
To: Whereabouts
Sent: 01 December 2015 21:47
Subject: Re: IAAF Notice of Removal from the Registered Testing Pool for the athlete Sergej LITVINOV

Hello Dear IAAF Team,

May I have a official statement, why I am fifth at the World Championships in Beijing 2015 is no longer under the control of any antidoping control system?

With regards,
Sergej Litvinov Jr.

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From: Whereabouts
To: Litvinov Sergej
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 10:25:26
Subject: RE: IAAF Notice of Removal from the Registered Testing Pool for the athlete Sergej LITVINOV
Dear athlete,

We remind you that you are now include on the National registered testing pool for Russia.

However, should you wish to submit Whereabouts of your own accord, then you are welcome to do so, effectively volunteering yourself for testing.

Very kind regards
Whereabouts Division

From: Litvinov Sergej
To: Whereabouts
Sent: 02 December 2015 11:51
Subject: Re: IAAF Notice of Removal from the Registered Testing Pool for the athlete Sergej LITVINOV

Dear IAAF Team,

I did not become news about that from the RUSADA.

Plus you have to know that RUSADA do not work since the WADA report.

Iam submit the Whereabouts like allways.

Iam just let you know that a world class athlete is not under control of any antidoping control system.

Since Iam in Russia I was always a member of the IAAF testing pool and this was good for the transparency of my results. Now you gave me to a control system that you have stated as not legitimate.

My wish is to come back to the IAAF testing pool for more transparence.

With Regards,
Sergej Litvinov Jr.

From: Whereabouts
To: Litvinov Sergej
Date: Wed, 2 Dec 2015 16:15
Subject: RE: IAAF Notice of Removal from the Registered Testing Pool for the athlete Sergej LITVINOV

Dear Sergej Litvinov,

We thank you for the email

You are welcome to voluntarily submit your Whereabouts information through the ADAMS online system, that IAAF can access and test accordingly on an Out-of-Competition basis.

Kind regards
Whereabouts Division
Medical & Anti-Doping Department

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