There are many resources on the IPF’s website to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as an athlete.
As an athlete,
- You are strictly liable for any substance found in your body (or specimen). You may be charged with anti-doping rule violation for the presence or use of a prohibited substance or method, whether its use was intentional or not.
- Always check your medications and supplements before consuming them to make sure they do not contain any substances or methods included on the WADA Prohibited List.
- If you have a medical condition for which you need to take a medication or use a therapeutic method that is prohibited under the WADA Prohibited List, apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to the appropriate organization (IPF or NADO) prior to the start of its use and at least 30 days before competing.
- Educate yourself on the risks of taking supplements and minimize your risk.
- Understand and educate yourself on your rights and responsibilities as an athlete, including but not limited to
- requirements for submitting whereabouts information,
- rights during sample collection,
- responsibility to avoid the use of prohibited substances and methods and apply for a TUE when needed,
- consent to the use of your information,
- obligations to follow the IPF Anti-Doping Rules and all consequences deriving therefrom