Play True Day was celebrated on April 10World Anti-Doping Agency, WADA, celebrated along with athletes, National and Regional Anti-Doping Organizations, Sporting Federations, Major Event Organizers and others around the world on April 10.
Rules and RegulationsWADA“s Prohibited List
- Includes all substances and methods prohibited in sports
- More information about Prohibited List on WADA“s web page
- International Standard for Prohibited List
- International Standard for Testing (including Testing Pools and Whereabouts)
- International Standard for Laboratories
- International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (including TUE Regulations)
- International Standard for Protection of Privacy and Personal Information
- The core document that provides the framework for harmonized anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities
FIB Medical Committee
The FIB Medical Committee is responsible for granting Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for athletes in the FIB Registered Testing Pool 1 or athletes taking part in the FIB Events (World Championship, World Cup, Champions Cup, World Cup Women, U21 WCS).
The FIB Medical Committee 2010-2012 consists of a chair, vice chair and three members.
The tasks of the FIB Medical Committee members shortly described:
1.Act as the FIB TUE Committee, responsible for granting TUEs
2.Function as experts as the FIB is drawing up its Test Distribution Plan
3.Function as experts in questions related to Doping Control and Results Management
4.Function as experts for the athletes participating in the FIB events concerning medication and the Prohibited List
5.Function as experts concerning the Anti-doping information provided by the FIB to the Member Associations and on the FIB web
6.Participate in the Medical Committee meetings and decide upon the FIB“s Anti-doping activities
7.Distribute valid investigations concerning athletes health and sport injuries
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
Questions and answers about Anti-doping
Q & A on Athletes and Medications
Useful information for all athletes concerning different types of medication
Q & A on Adams (Anti-Doping Administration & Management System)
Instructions for players using asthma medication
All inhaled glucocorticosteroids are permitted. Salbutamol and salmeterol are permitted in competition and out of competition in dosages considered to be appropriate for the treatment of asthma (see below). Terbutaline and formoterol (formoterol permitted from January 1st 2012) require a full TUE (with medical evidence).
Permitted Asthma medication (all medications to be mentioned on the doping control form)
The use of salbutamol, provided the level in the urine is less than 1000 ng/ml (dosage guideline max. 1600 µg/24 h), and salmeterol by inhalation does not require a TUE. These substances when used in other ways, for example orally (tablets), are still prohibited and require TUE’s.
Inhaled Asthma medications that include salbutamol are: Airomir, Atrodual, Buventol, Ipramol, Salipra, Ventilastin and Ventoline. Inhaled Asthma medications that include salmeterol are: Seretide and Serevent.
Inhaled glucocorticosteroids do not require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)-
Asthma medication requiring a TUE
Beta-2 agonists e.g. terbutaline and formoterol (formoterol permitted from January 1st 2012) are prohibited and require a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). The request for a TUE should include a complete medical file with a clear explanation of why an alternate medication is being prescribed.
Summary of requirements for the medical file in case of asthma (attach to TUE application):
1.A complete medical history
2.A comprehensive report of the clinical examinations with specific focus on the respiratory system
3.A report of spirometry with the measure of the Forced Expiratory Volume in 1 second (FEV1)
4.If airway obstruction is present, the spirometry will be repeated after inhalation of a short acting Beta-2 agonist to demonstrate the reversibility of bronchocontriction
5.In the absence of reversible airway obstruction, a bronchial provocation test is required to establish the presence of airway-hyper responsiveness
Examples of Beta-2 agonists including terbutaline or formoterol: Bricanyl, Fomeda, Foradil, Formaxa Oxis, Symbicort and Terbasmin.
Doping Control Leaflet (WADA)
> Provides a step-by-step description of the doping control process in order to inform the athletes about their rights and responsibilities during testing
Athlete Guide (WADA)
> Provides an overview of the Code, and includes athlete rights and responsibilities relating to the doping control process.
Doping Control Video (WADA)
> Doping Control video on YouTube, a simplified video about the doping test process from the beginning to the end (approximately 5 minutes)
- English, The Doping Control
- Russian subtitles, The Doping Control
The Anti-Doping e-Learning platform (ADeL)
> Offers access to all topics related to clean sport and anti-doping. It offers courses for athletes, coaches, doctors, administrators and anyone interested in learning more about anti-doping and protecting the values of clean sport.
- The Anti-Doping e-Learning platform
FIB Doping Test Statistics
|World Championship - Men
|World Championship - Women||12||No WC||12|
|World Cup - Men||12||12||12|
|World Cup - Women||0||0||0|
|Total in competition||24||24||36|
|Total out of competition||8||21||13|
Who wants to play true?
A fun way for coaches to test their knowledge of anti-doping issues for coaches of elite-level athletes.
Coach True - a computer based anti-doping learning tool
In order to cater to the various learning styles and demanding schedules of coaches, WADA has created a award winning Coach True anti-doping tool!
The following features are included in the elite-level module of CoachTrue:
Allows coaches to identify current knowledge base
A series of presentations with voice-overs that provide essential information on the following topics:
1. Health and consequences of doping
3. Results management
4. Therapeutic use exemptions
6. Decision making
Practical application of acquired knowledge to possible real-life scenarios.
Post-Test & Certification:
Once coaches have completed all required elements, including a final assessment of learning
(post-test), they are awarded a certificate of completion.
Click on the image to access the CoachTrue platform: