TUE information for World Masters Games 2017 athletes

Monday - March 13th 2017

TUE information for World Masters Games 2017 athletes

Athletes competing at the World Masters Games in April are being advised to ensure thorough medical documentation is in place if they are intending on using medication that is on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List.

Drug Free Sport NZ (DFSNZ) will be testing athletes throughout the ten-day event at the request of the International Masters Games Association (IMGA). It is a requirement of any major international event (Olympic Games, Paralympic Games, Commonwealth Games) that testing take place to ensure a fair and even contest between competitors.

Athletes are encouraged to check all medications to ascertain if they are prohibited in sport. If a medication is on the WADA Prohibited List 2017, athletes must ensure they have comprehensive supporting documentation in place in case they are drug tested and return a positive test.

If an athlete returns a positive test, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may be applied for via the IMGA. Such an application will need to be medically supported.

A TUE will ONLY need to be applied for if an athlete returns a positive test during the World Masters Games and will not be considered prior to competition.

With more than 25,000 competitors expected to compete at World Masters Games 2017, this process is in place to limit the impact on national anti-doping organisations and the IMGA.

To check a medication, please click here

For more information, please visit the anti-doping page on the World Masters Games 2017 website.