Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) January 30, 2008
As part of its on-going efforts to develop the most robust "whereabouts" system in the field of anti-doping, the Agency for Cycling Ethics (ACE) announces it has made further enhancements to its proprietary whereabouts system. This latest round of enhancements (version 4.0) is designed to ensure the accuracy and completeness of rider locations at all times.
A whereabouts system is the backbone of any effective anti-doping program. It is the first and most crucial step in a series of processes that combine to produce an integrated anti-doping program. Without an effective whereabouts system, there cannot be an effective anti-doping program.
During the last two years, ACE developed its rapidly scalable, two-way whereabouts system. It combines technology with highly trained logistics personal to take advantage of the latest in personal communication devices, web-based database management tools and old fashioned customer service. ACE's trained logistics coordinators track rider locations, facilitate updates, and provide rider notifications using sophisticated online proprietary database management tools. An integrated system of internal controls utilizing both automated and manual procedures are designed to ensure the accuracy and completeness of the underlying database.
Beginning in late 2006 and throughout 2007, ACE provided its longitudinal blood and steroid passports program to Team Slipstream. For 2008, Team Slipstream and Team High Road have joined ACE's Pure Sport Program, incorporating an average of 30 blood and urine collections per rider over the course of the year. Also in 2008, the BMC Cycling Team is participating in ACE's Blood Passport program, designed for Pro Continental teams.
ACE's CEO, Paul Strauss, states: "Athletes, no matter how well-intentioned, cannot be relied on to unilaterally provide any system with the 100% up to date information necessary to conduct a high volume anti-doping program. The ACE proprietary Whereabouts System is the right balance of electronic communication and human interaction necessary to efficiently and effectively manage rider logistics worldwide. We will continue to invest in this system and make further enhancements in the future."
About The Agency for Sports Ethics, LLC
The Agency for Sports Ethics, LLC is committed to the highest ethical standards in all sports. ASE's global goal is to provide the tools and programs necessary to ensure sponsors, teams, athletes and the public that participants in the ASE family of programs compete drug-free and embody ethical competition on a level playing field. ASE intends to use the latest technologies, employ the most up-to-date proven methodologies and work with the foremost scientific experts in anti-doping in conjunction with sports' governing bodies to ensure athletes compete PURE.
About The Agency for Cycling Ethics, Inc
The Agency for Cycling Ethics is committed to the highest ethical standards in the professional sport of cycling. ACE believes in creating a cycling environment free of performance enhancing drugs by providing teams with the independent resources necessary to achieve this goal.
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