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Staying clean

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Players are personally responsible for any banned substance found in their system, regardless of how it got there and whether or not they had an intention to cheat.

All banned substances and methods are outlined on the prohibited list, which is updated at the beginning of every calendar year, but may also be updated throughout the year. The latest prohibited list can be found on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) website www.wada-ama.org

Staying Clean: Key Advice


Check medications

Before taking any medication (whether from a doctor or bought over the counter) players must check it for banned substances. Medications can be checked online at www.globaldro.co.uk

It’s important to note that medications bought in one country may contain different ingredients to the same branded medication in another country.

Supplements: Know the risk

Players are strongly advised to be very cautious if they choose to take any supplement such as vitamin tablets, energy/sports drinks, or sport-nutrition formulas. There is no guarantee that any supplement is free from banned substances.

Although some supplements may be beneficial, most will not improve the performance of players who are well hydrated and already have a balanced sports-oriented diet.

All players MUST assess the risk before making a decision to use supplements and, ideally, seek advice from someone qualified in sports nutrition.

Visit the supplements section of the UK Anti-Doping website for further advice, including information on the Informed Sport programme and case studies of athletes who have been caught out.

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

If players need to use a banned substance or method to treat a medical condition, they may have to apply for a TUE.

Before doing so, it is advisable to consult a medical professional to assess if there are any alternative treatments or medications.

Find out more about whether you need a TUE and how to apply for one (including emergency TUEs) at www.ukad.org.uk/about-TUE

 

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