Welcome and congratulations on your participation in the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022!
Complying with anti-doping rules is a big responsibility for athletes. You train hard and you train to win. Your reputation matters and you want your hard work to be recognised.
While you, as an Olympian, are probably familiar with the doping control process, it is important that the latest anti-doping information is easily accessible to you. This is why we created this page to provide you with key reminders and links to useful resources related to the Beijing 2022 anti-doping program.
We wish you the best of luck and fair competitions at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
For a quick overview of the doping control process, check out the Real Sport Lab. This pocket guide is available in the following languages:
Next to the collection of urine and blood samples that are explained above, samples will also be collected using the Dried Blood Spot (DBS) method for which only a little prick in the finger is necessary. ITA’s risk assessment will decide what type of sample needs to be collected from you based on the analysis that needs to be performed in the laboratory.
You can find the detailed DBS sample procedure in this document and in the step-by-step explanation with pictures below.
Now that you got a refresher on the doping control process, you might have other questions about the testing program in Beijing. In case you missed the live session, the recording of the ITA Webinar – Beijing 2022 Anti-Doping Program below should answer all your questions. And if you still have anything that you want to ask us, don’t hesitate to email [email protected].
In case you have to take medication for health reasons you will have to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). We have summarized the application process for you. Many more questions and answers you can find on our dedicated page Therapeutic Use Exemptions – Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
You can contact us to submit a TUE starting 2 January up to 20 February 2022.
Before 2 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 2 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.
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 0041-21-612-12-72 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.
With the ITA tutorials, we cover the most important topics and answer frequently asked questions from the anti-doping field. No need to read through long descriptions – just watch, listen and learn.
If you are an educator make sure to check out the brand new NOC Anti-Doping Education Guidebook.
The guidebook is designed by the International Testing Agency (ITA) in collaboration with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and with support from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) to help National Olympic Committees prepare their athletes and athlete support personnel to compete clean at the Olympic Winter Games Beijing 2022.
Do you have any information that could help us uncover doping offences?
The ITA’s reporting platform REVEAL helps you to share anything that you might know in a safe and confidential manner. No information is too small or irrelevant – our experts behind the scenes will process anything you might want to share in a professional and responsible way. You can make a huge difference in keeping your sport and the Games clean by acting on it!
REVEAL is available in 6 languages: English, French, Spanish, Russian, Chinese and Arabic
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