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  • What is Doping?


    Most of you think doping is use of Narcotics or Steroids by an athlete. But it is not totally correct. Doping is use of prohibited substances or prohibited method by (which are name by WADA) athletes to enhance sports performances.

  • What is WADA?


    WADA (world anti doping agency) is an independent international agency .WADA coordinates and monitors the global, harmonized fight against doping in sport. It is an equal partnership between the Sport Movement and governments of the world, established in 1999.

  • What is anti doping code?


    The Code is the core document that provides the framework for harmonized anti-doping policies, rules and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities. It works in conjunction with five International Standards aimed at bringing harmonization among anti-doping organizations in various areas testing, laboratories, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), the List of Prohibited Substances and Methods, and for the protection of privacy and personal information.

  • What is the anti doping list?


    This is included in the code. It contains all prohibited chemicals and methods. This is prepared by WADA and update every year.

  • The Doping Control Process for Athletes.


  • What are the main prohibited substances (chemical groups)?


    bullet Anabolic Agents (S1.1 - endogenous (a) and exogenous (b) anabolic androgenic steroids and   S1.2 – other anabolic agents)

    bullet Peptide Hormones, Growth Factors and Related Substances (e.g. erythropoiesis-stimulating   agents, insulins, growth hormones)

    bullet Beta-2 agonists

    bullet Hormone Antagonist and Modulators (e.g. aromatase inhibitors, selective estrogen receptor   modulators)

    bullet Diuretics and Other Masking Agents (e.g. diuretics and plasma expanders)

    bullet Stimulants

    bullet Narcotics

    bullet Cannabinoids

    bullet Glucocorticosteroids

  • What are the main prohibited methods?


    bullet Enhancement of Oxygen Transfer (e.g. blood doping, modified haemoglobin based blood   substitutes)

    bullet Chemical and Physical Manipulation (e.g. manipulations to alter the integrity and validity of urine   samples)

    bullet Gene Doping (transfer of genetic materials to modulate gene expression for performance   enhancing

  • Who is controlling the local anti doping activities in Sri Lanka?


    National Anti Doping Organization Sri Lanka
                                                     Address :   No:33,
                                                                       Torrington Place,
                                                                       Colombo 7.
                                                                       Tel: 011- 2695953

  • Why should you avoid doping substances?


    Most of these substances damage athlete's health, doping destroy the spirit of the game.
    These are few side effects.

    bullet Increased risk of liver disease
    bullet High blood pressure
    bullet Increased risk of cardiovascular disease
    bullet Psychological dependence
    bullet Increased risk of contracting infectious diseases such as hepatitis B and HIV/AIDS (from needles)

  • What is therapeutic use exception (TUE)?


    The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) provisions on therapeutic use exemptions (TUEs) recognize the right of athletes to medical treatment. If the medication or method an athlete needs to treat an illness or condition (as prescribed by a health care professional) is included on the Prohibited List, a TUE will constitute the authorization required by the athlete to use the otherwise prohibited medication.

  • What are the criteria for granting TUE?


    bullet The athlete would experience significant health problems if he or she did not use the prohibited   substance or method
    bullet The therapeutic use of the substance or method would not result in significant enhancement of   performance other than the one that can be attributed to the return to a normal state of health   after the treatment of the medical condition.
    bullet There is no reasonable therapeutic alternative to the use of the otherwise prohibited substance   or method.
    bullet The necessity to use a prohibited substance or method must not be the consequence, total or   partial of a prior non therapeutic use of a prohibited substance.

  • Who is responsible for TUEs in Sri Lanka?


    National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO-Sri lanka) has a process in place whereby athletes with documented medical conditions can apply for a TUE. Applications are to be appropriately dealt with by a panel of independent physicians called a Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee Sri Lanka(TUEC). Sri Lankan NADO, through their TUECs, is then responsible for granting or declining such applications.

  • How to apply TUE?


    The process for an athlete to apply for a TUE is fairly simple:

    bullet International athletes and national level athletes should contact Sri Lankan NADO or National   Federation and ask for a TUE application form.
    bullet Each athlete should ask the physician who wrote the prescription to fill out the TUE application   form, produce the required supporting documentation and forward this form and documentation   to the National federation or NADO (whichever applies).
    bullet There is only one custodial organization for a TUE at any one time. It is usually the NADO for   national level athletes and for international athletes.The IF may mutually recognize a NADO TUE if   the athlete moves up to international competitions. The athlete should always check with the   relevant anti-doing organizations.
    bullet Note that WADA does not accept or grant TUEs although it may monitor the TUE process.
    bullet Normally every year athletes need to apply for a new TUE.


    Download Therapeutic Use Exemption(TUE) application form

  • What are the athletes responsibilities?


    bullet Be knowledgeable about and comply with Code
    bullet Be responsible for what ingested or used
    bullet Inform medical and other support personnel of obligation not to use banned substances and methods
    bullet Apply for TUE if required in time
    bullet Provide whereabouts information to national federation
    bullet  Be available and cooperate for sample collection