Testing Outside of the One-Hour Window
USADA recognizes that no-notice testing can be inconvenient for athletes. The one-hour window is only required to be provided by International Testing Pool athletes, and gives testing agencies a guaranteed time when they know an athlete will be available for testing every day. Limiting testing to just this one-hour time slot would take away from the strategic test planning necessary for an effective testing program. This is why USADA can and does choose to test athletes outside of their 60-minute window and why it’s imperative to provide accurate, detailed whereabouts. If an athlete is unsure about which pool they are in, they can log into Athlete Express and check their athlete profile, or call USADA at 1-866-601-2632.