Athletics

The table below outlines the criteria for those competing in athletics and when you should apply for a TUE if you need one. 

  National competition New Zealand representation
Criteria

Athletes who compete in the senior category at the National Track and Field Championships and/or the National Combined Events Championships.

Athletes selected to represent New Zealand at Black Singlet events.

Does not include Masters. 

When to apply for a TUEIf you need to take medication that contains a prohibited substance or method, you must have a TUE in place one (1) week prior to the event start date and it should remain in place for the duration of the event (while you are still taking the medication)

If you need to take medication that contains a prohibited substance or method, you should apply for a TUE immediately you are selected.  

The TUE should remain in place until the competition period or the pinnacle event for the current year has ended e.g. the final playoffs (as long you are still taking the medication).   

Note: if you lose your place in the team due to injury or performance, you must have a TUE in place as you could still be drug tested during this time.

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