A medical professional's part in clean sport
Whether you are a GP, emergency doctor, specialist, surgeon, dentist, pharmacist or physiotherapist, you have a key role in assisting athletes to abide by the sports anti-doping rules.
Many medications contain substances that are prohibited in sport. Athletes may have some knowledge about what’s prohibited, but they will frequently rely on medical professionals to guide them in this process. This means it’s vital that you take extra care when prescribing medication to an athlete.
If an athlete tests positive for a prohibited substance, whether they intend to cheat or not, they could face a ban from all sport, potentially leading to the end of their career and damaging their reputation.
- Check a medication before prescribing to an athlete
- Consult our table of common medications and their status in sport
- Help an athlete apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) if they need to take a prohibited substance for medical reasons
- Understand the risks of supplements