What is Doping ?

Doping is defined as the occurrence of the one or more of the following anti-doping rule violations:

1. Presence of Prohibited Substance in an Athlete’s sample.
2. Use or Attempted Use of Prohibited Substance or method.
3. Refusing to submit to sample collection after being notified.
4. Failure to file athlete whereabouts information & missed tests.
5. Tampering with any part of the doping control process.
6. Possession of a Prohibited Substance or method.
7. Trafficking in any Prohibited Substance or method.
8. Administering or attempting to administer a Prohibited Substance or method to an athlete.
9. Complicity 
10. Prohibited Association

Athlete Rights and Resposibilities
You have the right to: You have responsibility to
 have a representative and if available, an interpreter. Remain within direct observation of the DCO/chaperone at the all times from the point of notification until the competition of the sample collection process
 Ask for additional information about the sample collection process Produce appropriate identification
Request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons (as a determined by the DEO) Comply with sample collection procedures (failure to do so may constitute an anti-doping rule violation)
If you an athlete with a disability, to request modifications to the sample collection procedure. Report immediately for doping control, unless there are compelling reasons for delay.
In the case any discrepancy between this information and the world Anti- Doping Code, the code prevails. This information is subject to change any time. Always check with your International Federation, National anti-Doping Organization or National Federation for the most up-to-date anti-doping regulations.                        

The List of Prohibited Substances and Methods

The list applies to athletes both in-and out of – compitition. WADA updates the list annually and most current version is posted on our website.:

The irresposible use of any medical, dietary or other substances or method can rob you of your best performance.

Extreme caution is recommend regarding supplement use. Even an “all-natural” supplement could contain a prohibited substance.

Before taking medications/supplements you should always consult:to submit to sample collection after being notified.
* The List
* Your national Anti-Doping Organization (NADO)/ International Federation (IF)
* A Pharmacist or Physician

All About – Whereabouts

If you are identified in a registered Testing Pool (RTP), you must provide current and accurate whereabouts information, including your:

* Home Address

* Training schedule and venues

* Competition schedule

* Regular personal activities such as work or school

Additionally, you have to specify a location and a 60-minute window each day where you can sought for testing. Should you not be present at the specified location during the hour this could be declared a missed test. Even if you are not included in an RTP you could be requested to provide similar whereabouts information .


Facilitating Whereabouts Responsibilities with ADAMS As an athlete. You can update your whereabouts information with WADA’S Anti -Doping Administration Management Systems(ADAMS), where you can also access helpful information and resources.

Testing (Doping Control)

If you compete at the International level/ or National level, you can have your urine and/ or blood tested anytime anywhere by your IF, NADO or a Major Event Organization Committee. Specially trained and accredited doping control personnel carry out all tests.

Testing can be conducted in-compition and out-of-compition .

 But Why me???

* In-compition you can be chosen by random selection, finishing position or by being targeted for particular reason.

* Out-of-competition you may be tested anytime, anywhere and with no advance notice.

* If you are a minor or an athlete with specific disability, you may require slight modification to the sample collection procedure. You can discuss these modifications with the Doping Control Officer at the time testing.

Result Management

Sanctions for violating anti-doping regulations may range from a reprimand to a lifetime ban. The period of ineligibility may vary depending on the type of anti-doping violation, the circumstances of an individual case, the substance, and the possible repetition of an anti-doping rule violation.

As an athlete, you have the right to request a B sample analysis. You are entitled to a fair hearing and to appeal any decision regarding a positive test or sanction imposed on you following an anti-doping rule violation.

Therapeutic  Use Exemptions (TUEs)

What is a TUE?

A TUE provides a Playerwith authorisation to use a Prohibited Substance or Method to treat a legitimate medical condition/ illnesswhilst continuing to play sports. Playerswith a documented medical condition requiring the use of a Prohibited Substance or Method are required to obtain a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).Without a TUE, Players risk committing an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, an offence that may result in a sanction regardless of the medical circumstances.

(a). When a Player is advised by their medical doctor /specialist that they require a Prohibited Substance to treat their medical condition / illness and has supporting medical evidence to prove this.

(b). When a Player is administered a Prohibited Substance in a medical emergency. In this case the Player is required to apply retroactively for a TUE.Note that a Retroactive TUE will only be granted in emergency situations or in exceptional circumstanceswhere therewas insufficient time or opportunity for a Player to submit, or the TUE Committee to consider an application prior to Doping Control.

(c). In addition to the circumstances outlined in (a) and (b) above a Player should only submit a TUE to their National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO)when they meet the required criteria.

What are the criteria for granting a TUE?

A TUEwill be granted only in strict accordancewith the following criteria:

(a). The playerwould experience significant health problemswithout taking the prohibited substance or method;

(b). The therapeutic use of the substancewould produce no additional enhancement of performance other than thatwhich might be anticipated by a return to a state of normal health following the treatment of a legitimate medical condition; and

(c). There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the otherwise prohibited
substance or method.

You can find TUE Application form downloads.