There are situations in which athletes need to take a prohibited substance or use a prohibited method, as specified by the Prohibited List, for health reasons.
The anti-doping rules stipulate a specific process for athletes to ask for, and be authorized to follow the prescribed treatment. These are therapeutic use exemptions, or TUE for short.
Please read the information below carefully in order to assess whether you need a TUE, how you can submit it and what you need to know with regards to the European Youth Winter Olympic Festival.
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)
Except in extraordinary circumstances, 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.