17 November 2021
In the following, we give you an overview of the most important steps for a TUE application. For more detailed information please visit the dedicated Beijing TUE page.
Important note: Due to changes in the Prohibited Substances list, ALL injectable glucocorticoid routes are prohibited, in-competition, starting 1 January 2022.
All systemic routes continue to be forbidden (for example oral or rectal) in competition. Please refer to page 3 of this document for further details (Summary of modifications to the 2022 Prohibited List)
In line with the rules, no TUEs will be delivered for glucocorticoid administration outside the competition period, which starts at midnight before the competition.
Very importantly, keep all your medical documentation related to your treatment, including the electronic medical records, in case a retroactive TUE is necessary, in line with article 4.1e of the International Standard for TUEs.
You can contact us to submit a TUE starting 4 January up to 20 February 2022.
Before 4 January 2022
You should follow the normal process and submit new requests to your IF or NADO. Pre-existing TUEs will follow the recognition process provided they are entered in ADAMS.
Between 4 January and 20 February 2022
All athletes participating in the Olympic Winter Games should apply as a first resort to the ITA’s TUE office located in the polyclinic of the Olympic Village (please refer to the map below).
TUE Office opening days: From 4 February to 19 February 2022
TUE Office opening hours: 9h00 – 12h00 and 13h00 – 17h00 (GMT +8)
TUE Office location: please refer to the map below
In case of absence, or outside opening hours, you can reach us by phone from 8h00 to 20h00 (GMT +8) at the following numbers: +41 21 612 12 72 (swiss number) and +86 166 2024 0697 or +852 6811 6558 (local numbers, only from 3 February to 19 February)
You can prepare for our meeting by doing the following:
Gather all the necessary supporting medical documentation.
FOR SECURITY REASONS, NO EMAIL APPLICATIONS ARE ACCEPTED
1 – Fill in the TUE form, sign it and have it signed by your physician.
2 – Gather all the necessary supporting medical documentation (Resources List | World Anti-Doping Agency (wada-ama.org))
3a – Bring the form and the supporting documentation to the TUE office situated in the polyclinic of the Beijing Olympic Village.
3b – Submit the form and the supporting documentation directly in ADAMS, if you are familiar with the process. You can call us at +41 21 612 12 72 (or the local numbers +86 166 2024 0697 and +852 6811 6558 from 3 February to 19 February) should you require support.
For any other situations, please contact us by phone so that we can assess the situation and help you submit your application.
WADA International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE)
WADA Q&A on Therapeutic Use Exemptions
WADA Checklists for TUE Applications
WADA Guidelines for the 2021 International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE)
WADA Anti-Doping Education and Learning (ADEL)
List of National anti-Doping Organizations (NADOs)