Athletes participating in the Asian Games 2022 are subject to anti-doping rules and would need a TUE to take a prohibited substance or use a prohibited method. You can also verify with us if you can apply retroactively. Please see chapter below on “HOW TO APPLY TO THE ITA’S ITUEC FOR A TUE?”
Before 21 August 2023
You should follow the usual process defined by your International Federation (IF) and National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO), and submit new requests to your IF or NADO. Pre-existing TUEs will follow the recognition process provided they are entered in ADAMS.
Between 21 August 2023 and 8 October 2023
Athletes participating in the Games should contact the ITA to enquire about the organization responsible for the processing of their TUE. The ITA TUEC will process only TUEs that have a validity limited to the period of the Games (21 September to 8 October 2023).
For example, TUEs for chronic conditions (like ADHD or diabetes) should be processed by your NADO (National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) | World Anti-Doping Agency (wada-ama.org)) in advance of the Games and will be recognized automatically for the duration of the Games.
If the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) chooses to collect a sample from an athlete who is not an international-level athlete or a national-level athlete, and that athlete is using a prohibited substance or prohibited method for therapeutic reasons, the OCA must permit that athlete to apply for a retroactive TUE. You can verify your status by contacting your IF and NADO.
To submit a TUE, please first, check if the required medication or method you intend to take or use is prohibited as per the WADA Prohibited List.
For this, you may also use a ‘check your medication’ online like Global Drug Reference Online or consult your NADO.
You have a responsibility to inform your physician(s) that you are an athlete bound to anti-doping rules. You and your physician(s) should check the Prohibited List for whatever substance/method you are prescribed. If the substance/method is prohibited, discuss non-prohibited alternatives, if there are none, apply for a TUE. Remember athletes have the ultimate responsibility.
You must apply for a TUE, as soon as the need to use the substance or method arises, unless there are emergency or exceptional circumstances.
For substances prohibited in-competition only, you should apply for a TUE at least 30 days before your next competition, unless one of the exceptions on retroactive TUEs (see below) apply.
If you already have a TUE granted by your NADO or IF, your TUE will be automatically recognized for the Period of the Games.
See chapter “how to submit a TUE” for more details.