Athletes participating in the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020 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 the opening of the Olympic Village (13 July 2021)
You should follow the usual process defined by your IF and NADO, and submit new requests to your IF or NADO. Pre-existing TUEs will follow the recognition process provided they are entered in ADAMS.
After the opening of the Olympic Village (13 July 2021)
All Athletes participating in the Olympic Games should apply as a first resort to the ITA’s TUE office located in the polyclinic of the Olympic Village.
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 are having difficulties (email@example.com).
Then, contact ITA’s ITUEC to determine your TUE application requirements but please remember that TUE applications will not be accepted by email.
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 be automatically recognized for the Period of the Games.