Retroactive TUE applications

You may only apply retroactively for a TUE if:

  • You required emergency or urgent treatment of a medical condition.
  • There was insufficient time, opportunity or other exceptional circumstances that prevented you from submitting a TUE application, or having it evaluated, before getting tested.
  • You tested positive after using a substance out‐of competition that is only prohibited in-competition.
  • You are NOT an International‐Level Athlete or a National‐Level Athlete (in accordance with the definition of your International Federation and National Antidoping Organization (NADO).

In rare and exceptional circumstances and notwithstanding any other provision in the ISTUE, you may apply for and be granted  retroactive approval for a therapeutic use of a prohibited substance or method, if considering the purpose of the Code, it would be manifestly unfair not to grant a retroactive TUE. This unique retroactive TUE will only be granted with the prior approval of WADA (and WADA may in its absolute discretion agree with or reject such decisions by FIB).

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Help us protect the clean athlete and the integrity of bandy. Every time someone steps forward with information about doping, we move closer to a clean sport and a fair playing field for all.

We know that coming forward with sensitive information is a big decision – one that you would not enter into lightly. We applaud the courage and conviction required to raise concerns about cheating.

Any information given will be seriously taken care of. This website offers a secure way for you to report activity that you think goes against the anti-doping rules. Your information goes directly to the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and everything you tell is strictly confidential.



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Updated August 15, 2019

Information and education

Prevention always starts with ourselves. If you have not already tested the Anti-Doping Quiz, do it now and find out how much you really know about the doping rules. This simple exercise may help you to find out how you can help both yourself and others.

To secure a doping-free bandy it is vital to target not only intentional but also unintentional doping. The latter requires basic information about the rules, to avoid any anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) by mistake. Prevention of intentional doping is rather about education and establishing a strong anti-doping culture, based on values and life-skills.


To assist further information and education, FIB recommends the excellent tools provided by WADA


E-learning may be a useful tool to offer an individual and a more structured approach to secure the desirable level of knowledge in different target groups.
The Anti-Doping e-learning platform (ADeL) is targeted towards athletes, coaches, doctors, administrators and other support persons


FIB recommends National Federations and Clubs to integrate ADeL (e-learning) as a natural part of their educations programs for players, coaches and other support persons.


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Keep bandy clean – contribute

FIB’s ultimate vision is a world-wide bandy movement where a winning team can rejoice true victories, where a loosing team can be confident to have lost in a fair fight and where the audience can fully enjoy the game, convinced that the outcome was not affected by doping.

It is vital that everyone who cares for bandy – players, coaches, officials and other support persons at all levels – contribute to doping-free bandy.

ANTI-DOPING QUIZ – Test your knowledge



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Current sanctions

In accordance with FIB Anti-Doping Regulations, and in line with World Anti-Doping Code, any athlete or other person who have committed an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) will be publicly disclosed by publishing on this website.


Name ADRV Substance/method  Sanction

Presently there are no current sanctions in the sport of bandy!

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Results management process

An athlete or support person charged with a possible anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) has the right to a fair hearing. The hearing process will determine whether an ADRV has been committed, and, if so the appropriate sanction.

The process set out here describes the general course of action.

Report of a possible ADRV

A report of a possible ADRV will normally reach FIB as a result of testing and analyses or intelligence and investigation.

Notification of a possible ADRV

If the possible ADRV stands the preliminary review by FIB, the concerned athlete or support person will be notified about it and the potential consequences. The notification may also, if applicable, include notice of provisional suspension. He/she will also be given an opportunity comment the alleged ADRV, as well as its consequences, and to request a B-sample analysis, if applicable.

Review of comments and requests

The comments and requests received from the person of the alleged ADRV will be reviewed by FIB, which might include further investigation and dialogue with the athlete or support person. FIB may dismiss the case, if the alleged ADRV is not validated. Otherwise, the case will be brought to the FIB Doping Hearing Panel for adjudication.

Hearing by the FIB Doping Hearing Panel

The person of the alleged ADRV will be contacted by the Hearing Panel and once again given the opportunity to give his/her view on the alleged ADRV. After the hearing the Hearing Panel will issue a written decision, which includes the full reasons for the decision and any sanctions imposed.

Acceptance or appeal

The decision by the Hearing Panel may be appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) by the person who is the subject of it, FIB, the relevant National Anti-Doping Organization and/or World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA).

If no appeal is brought against the decision and if an ADRV was committed, the decision will be publicly disclosed.

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Violations and sanctions

In line with the World Anti-Doping Code (WADC), FIB’s anti-doping regulations identify 10 different anti-doping rule violations (ADRV).

  • Presence of a prohibited substance.
  • Use or attempted use, of a prohibited substance
  • Evading, refusing or failing to submit to sample collection
  • Whereabouts failures
  • Tampering or attempted tampering with any part of the doping control
  • Possession of a prohibited substance or method
  • Trafficking or attempted trafficking in any prohibited substance or method
  • Administration or attempted administration of a prohibited substance or method
  • Complicity
  • Prohibited Association

The rules and sanctions not only apply to athletes, but also to coaches, doctors or other kind of athlete support persons – everyone involved in sport.

Any validated violation will be sanctioned. Under the WADC, sanctions are applied consistently, in all sports and all over the world. Depending on the violation and the circumstances involved, sanctions may range from a formal warning to a lifetime ban. As an example, a “normal” case – where e.g. anabolic steroids, beta-2 agonists or diuretics have been found – will result in the four year period of ineligibility.

During the ineligibility period the sanctioned person will be prohibited to participate, in any capacity, in all activities (competitions, training etc.) organized by a National Federation, Club or any other Organization.

Apart from individual sanctions, there could also be implications for his/her team, including loss of matches and disqualification from an event.

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Rules and violations

According to FIB’s anti-doping rules, there are several different anti-doping rule violations (ADRV). Any violation found, or suspected, will be followed up by a strict results management process, which also ensures the athlete, or support person, fundamental legal rights.







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Testing statistics

The testing numbers presented below refer to tests conducted on FIB’s initiative only. Testing programs are also executed by the relevant National Anti-Doping Organizations of FIB’s member countries.


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Updated August 20, 2019

Pools and Whereabouts

To maximize deterrence and detection, FIB’s testing program is based on risk assessment. Briefly, doping control planning is about testing the right athlete at the right time, using the right analysis methods to optimize deterrence and detection. To find athletes for testing for no advance notice testing, FIB is depending on accurate whereabouts information.

For this purpose, athletes are divided into different groups -Testing Pools – based on their competing level. FIB has established three separate pools with specific whereabouts rules for each pool.

FIB Testing Pool 1 (Registered Testing Pool)

The pool includes:

FIB Testing Pool 2 (Testing Pool)

The pool includes:

  • International-level athletes who is serving a period of at least 12 months ineligibility for an anti-doping rule violation.
  • Athletes included in FIB’s Testing Pool 3, for which the relevant National Federation has repeatedly failed to deliver required whereabouts information to FIB.

FIB Testing Pool 3 (other Pool)

The pool includes:

  • Male athletes from the four highest ranked senior National Teams (based on the latest World Championship).
  • Female athletes from the two highest ranked senior National Teams (based on the latest World Championship).

Whereabouts rules

Athletes covered by the pools above will receive detailed information about the whereabout reporting requirements directly from FIB or from his/her National Federation. Athletes will also be informed when they are no longer included in a Pool.


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