1 September 2021

Checking your medication – a guide for athletes

Medications that athletes use, regardless of whether they are purchased over the counter or received with a prescription from a doctor, may contain substances that are prohibited in sport. These prohibited substances (and methods) are listed out in a document called the Prohibited List. It is essential that athletes and their support personnel understand exactly what substances are permitted, in what dosage and under which conditions. Remember, the Principle of Strict Liability means that athletes are solely responsible for what they ingest. To help athletes and athlete support personnel safely navigate this part of the anti-doping system, we have prepared this article with brief explanations of key terms, useful tips and resources.


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