Indirect detection methods for doping from a legal perspective: the case of the Athlete Biological Passport
Published in the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics 6, 2/2014, Routledge (Taylor & Francis), pp. 241-258
Indirect methods of detection of violation of an anti-doping rule (ADR) differ from direct methods of detection in many respects. The Athlete Biological Passport (ABP) programme is a new indirect method employed by certain International Federations (IFs) for the detection of ADR violations, based on the longitudinal profiling of an athlete’s biological markers.