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 National Anti-Doping Organisation (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.
Contact ITA’s ITUEC if you have questions about the substance status ([email protected]).
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.
Please refer to the section “How to apply for a TUE?” section below.
If you already have a TUE granted by your National Anti-Doping Organisation (NADO) or International Federation (IF), your TUE will undergo the recognition process for the Period of the Games.