As mentioned in the IUTA rules the IUTA adheres to the rules, regulations and policies of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA). If there is a conflict between WADA rules and IUTA rules, IUTA rules supersedes. It is the responsibility of each participant of IUTA sanctioned races to comply with the applicable anti-doping WADA rules, regulations and policies.
- all participants at our races are subject to testing
- many medicines available for conditions such as asthma or a cold may contain banned substances. Please ask your doctor if a used medicine can lead to a positive doping test and check WADA's list of prohibited substances.
- dietary supplements can contain banned substances. Please read the article below.
- WADA’s article 2.1.1 states: "It is the Athletes’ personal duty to ensure that no Prohibited Substance enters their bodies. Athletes are responsible for any Prohibited Substance or its Metabolites or Markers found to be present in their Samples. Accordingly, it is not necessary that intent, Fault, Negligence or knowing Use on the Athlete’s part be demonstrated in order to establish an anti-doping rule violation under Article 2.1"
The following text was developed by IUTA with the great support of numerous active athletes. The aim is to educate athletes that the effect of dietary supplements is more than questionable and can sometimes even be harmful to health or even lead to a positive anti-doping test.
Scientific studies referred to in this article
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To race clean ...
- inform your doctor that as an active athlete you are subject to anti-doping rules.
- check all substances, supplements, medications and treatment methods against the WADA Prohibited List, even if you've used it before.
- check all supplements against contaminations. The links below can help you.
Global DRO for specific information on products sold in Australia, Canada, Japan, New Zealand, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and USA
If an athlete uses medications that are wholly or partially on the WADA's list of prohibited substances or forbidden methods, the athlete must report all facts to the IUTA before the competition. As with medications the athlete should check the status and confirm TUE requirements if using or intending to use banned substances and/or prohibited methods. We ask you to send all information regarding anti-doping to