FITA INFO January 2007

    FITA INFO Newsletter   ANTI-DOPING   No Shows in Out-of Competition Tests In the last quarter of 2006, FITA has been very concerned with the increasing number of “No Shows” occurring on the occasion of Out-of Competition Tests conducted on International-Levels Athletes in the FITA Registered Testing Pool (RTP).   It is reminded that not only Missed Tests are recorded for determining an anti-doping rule violation. Failure to submit sufficient whereabouts information is also considered for the notification of written warning for unavailability for testing.   Providing accurate and sufficient whereabouts information is of a key importance. Athletes in the FITA RTP who are unavailable for testing on three attempts during any period of 12 consecutive months shall be considered to have committed an anti-doping rule violation as per Article 2.4 of FITA Anti-Doping rules (Violation of availability for Out of Competition Testing), sanctioned by a period of suspension from 3 months to 1 year for the first violation, and 2 years for second and subsequent violations (Art. 10.4.3 of FITA anti-doping rules).   We are now entering a period with many key international events in the period leading up to the Olympic Games in 2008 and we strongly urge all International-Level Athletes to take this matter most seriously.   The online system ADAMS is now used by 70% of FITA RTP athletes. It was built by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in order to facilitate as much as possible the life of international elite athletes subject to Out-of-Competition Testing. Our goal is to have all our RTP athletes using this system and we strongly encourage those who are not using it yet to join ADAMS. Chantal Steiner at the FITA office ( is available for any question and assistance.   OLYMPIC CAPITAL QUATERLY   Interview of FITA President Olympic Capital Quarterly features Sports Management Update from the City of Lausanne and the State of Vaud. In each issue, this publication “gains insight on the actual issues sports managers face on a daily basis in their own organizations”.   The January 2007 issue includes an interview of FITA President Dr. Ugur Erdener on the similarities and differences in managing an International Sports Federation and managing a private hospital.   This newsletter is available online at   FITA COUNCIL   Minutes of November 2006 Council Meeting The Minutes of the Council Meeting that took place in Istanbul, Turkey on 18-19 November last year have been finalized and will be sent shortly to all FITA Officers and Member Associations.   FITA CONGRESS Leipzig (GER), 5-6 July 2007   Positions to be elected As per Articles 1.6.17 and of FITA Constitution & Rules (C&R), the FITA Secretary General has officially announced the positions to be elected at Congress and sent the nominations forms by regular postal mail to all Member Associations. Unfortunately, the Board of Justice was omitted in the initial call and list of outgoing officers sent on 20 December 2006. A new version was sent on 12 January 2007, which cancels and replaces the initial one. We apologize for this mistake and are sorry for the inconvenience.
Please note that the FITA office will not provide translation of the nominations forms and support documents to the other official FITA language. It is the responsibility of the candidate and/or the Member Associations to provide translation, at their own cost, if they wish to do so.
It is reminded that the Athletes Committee will be elected by the Athletes among the nominations received from Member Associations. The procedure will be announced separately, no later than 1 April 2007.
   Proxies Proxy forms have been sent to Member Associations on 20 December 2007. Proxies must be received at the FITA office no later than Monday, 4 June 2007 (Article, Book 1, Appendix 1 of FITA C&R).   Congress Schedule and Registration form The Secretary General has also sent Congress schedule and participants registration form on 20 December 2006. Please note that this form is only for the purpose of the official registration of Delegates and participants. Travel and accommodation arrangements should be made through the Leipzig Organizing Committee (, with the exception of FITA Council Members, Permanent Committee Chairpersons and Honorary Officers who should contact the FITA Office for their travel and accommodation arrangements.   Please keep in mind the next key dates in Congress preparations:   Ø      17 March 2007: deadline for Member Associations to submit their written request to vote on a specific bylaw (Article, Book 1, Appendix 1 of FITA C&R). All bylaws adopted since Madrid Congress have been published in the FITA Info newsletters and can be downloaded on the FITA website in the section Rules \ Bylaws. Ø      6 April 2007: this is the deadline for nominations to officers elected positions to be received at FITA Office, in order to be published in the official Congress papers on 16 April. Ø      16 April 2007: distribution of official Congress papers by the FITA Office Ø      4 June 2007: deadline for Proxies to be received at FITA office, as well as Registration forms. Ø      3 July 2007: deadline for nominations to officers elected positions to be received by the Secretary General   Please note: Congress information and documents are available on the FITA website in the section Organisation-> Congress-> Congress 2007 Leipzig. Do not hesitate to browse there in the period leading up to Congress and download the necessary documents and information!   MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS    Montenegro applies to the FITA membership This country has submitted a membership application file conformed to our rule 1.4.2.   Without any serious objection by March 10, 2007 from the current FITA Member Associations and the members of the FITA Council a temporary FITA membership will be granted to the Montenegro Archery Association until our July 2007 Congress in Leipzig.  During this FITA Congress the final membership of this National Archery Association will be submitted to a vote.   Contact Updates Ø       ESA / Federacion Salvadorena de Tiro con Arco - Email addresses: or   Ø       ITA / Federazione Italiana di Tiro con l'Arco - As of 31 January 2007 the email-address will no be active any longer; the new address of FITARCO and EMAU President Mr. Mario Scarzella is   Ø       MDA / Archery Federation Republic of Moldova – New contact details: Chisinau 2045, c/p 1679, Republic of Moldova; Phone/Fax +373-22-527221; Email; President Mr. TELEVCA Marcel; Secretary General Mr. GOSPODINOV Serghei   Ø       PAR / Federacion Paraguaya de Arqueria – New web pages:   Ø       SOL / Archery Federation Blong Solomon Islands - New website:   Ø       TPE / Chinese Taipei Archery Association - New logo:     COACHING SEMINAR    Information and Registration Package The FITA Development and Coaching Department is pleased to announce the 3rd FITA World Coaching Seminar to be held in Gwe San city (South Korea) from 22nd to 26th October 2007.   This will be a great opportunity to gather with Archery Coaches from all over the world, learn from the experience of the experts conducting the seminar as well as from the participants. Information and Registration package   SKI ARCHERY   World Championships in Russia Organising Committee contact information for the 2007 Ski Archery World Championships taking place in Khanty-Mansiysk (RUS), from 2 to 9 March 2007: Phone: +7 34671 3 17 33 Fax: +7 34671 2 21 36 E-mail: Website: (section Archery)   National Championships Also, FITA has received information that Ski Archery National Championships held in the following countries will be open to foreign participation:   Ø       Italy: 15-18 February 2007, Forni Avoltri Contact details for the Organising Committee: Mr. Angeli Livio Phone: 0039+433 2301 - Fax: 0039+433 44778 Email: or   Ø       Japan: 24-25 March 2007, Kijimadaira, Nagano Contact details for the Organising Committee: Mr. Yoshi Komatsu - Email:   These information, and much more, are available on the ski archery webpage on the FITA website, in the section Discipline->Ski Archery.   Competition in Slovenia The Ski Archery Section of the Slovenian Archery Association is pleased to invite all athletes in the discipline to take part in the race that will take place on 3 February 2007 in Kamna Gorica (near Radovljica). Invitation - Map Contact:   2007 EVENTS   Indoor World Championships in Izmir Based on the preliminary entries received by the Turkish Archery Federation FITA is pleased to announce that a competition in all categories and events will take place at the World Indoor Championships. At the moment there are entries of 27 countries and close to 300 archers registered. For more information, click here...   See also the Organizing Committee’s website:   World Cup Stage 1 in Ulsan FITA Member Associations who need a letter of invitation to apply for visas for the World Cup Stage 1 in Ulsan (1-6 April 2007) can return the Visa Support Form to the Korea Archery Association by fax (+82 2 420 4262) or email (   The invitation, entry forms and additional information are now available on the FITA website: click here...    World Cup Stage 2 in Varese Stage 2 of Meteksan Archery World Cup 2007 will be held in Varese, Italy (30 April-5 May 2007) on the beautiful ground of the Hippodrome of Varese named "Le Bettole". General information on this event are now available on the FITA website: click here...   FITA Member Associations can now register online for the competition. The Varese Organizing Committee has developed an Online Registration. This online registration system has been active for preliminary entries since 10 January 2007 and will be active for final entries as of 20 January 2007.   For any question or more information, please contact the Organizing Committee at  or   Indoor Archery near Varese A small but well organized Indoor International tournament will take place on 17-18 February 2007 in the Varese area. The Fitarco Varese Province Committee is pleased to present this event’s web pages:      January 2007     This Month's Headlines ANTI-DOPING ØOut-of Competition Tests OLYMPIC CAPITAL QUATERLY ØFITA President's interview FITA COUNCIL  ØNovember 2006 Meeting  FITA CONGRESS 2007 ØPositions to be elected ØProxies ØSchedule and Registration MEMBER ASSOCIATIONS ØMontenegro Application ØContact Updates COACHING SEMINAR ØInformation & Registration SKI ARCHERY ØWorld Championships ØNational Championships ØCompetition in Slovenia 2007 EVENTS ØIndoor Worlds ØWorld Cup Stage 1 (KOR) ØWorld Cup Stage 2 (ITA) ØIndoor Event near Varese   Sponsors& PartnersClick here... CALENDAR HIGHLIGHTSClick here...     International Archery FederationMaison du Sport InternationalAvenue de Rhodanie 541007 Lausanne - SwitzerlandPhone: +41 (0)21 614 30 50Fax: +41 (0)21 614 30 55Email: info@archery.orgHow to find us?    Know someone who'd like to read this newsletter? Subscribe here.
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