ATTENTION ALL ATHLETES AND SUPPORT PERSONNEL
Be aware of the London Olympic Games Anti-Doping Requirements 2012
All Australian Olympic Team athletes and their support personnel bound for the London Games must be aware of the requirements set out in the International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012.
Below you will find a brief overview of what you need to know for the London Olympics 2012 but you must read the rules in order to fully inform yourself of your rights and responsibilities.
The International Olympic Committee Anti-Doping Rules applicable to the Games of the XXX Olympiad, London 2012 applies for the Games Period, being 16 July 2012 (the day the athlete village opens) and 12 August 2012 (the day of the closing ceremony).
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) Anti-Doping Rules will be in effect for all athletes during the entire Games Period.
Throughout the Games period, athletes will be subject to doping control at any time, and at any place (whether or not they are in London), with no advance notice, under the authority of the IOC.
Please click below to access the WADA Prohibited List, an IOC summary of the major changes and the rules applicable to the London 2012 Olympics:
Athletes can be tested at any time and any location (worldwide) during the Games Period. Athletes notified for testing can be asked to provide a urine sample, blood sample or both. All tests conducted during the Games Period will be deemed to be in-competition tests, and screened against the full World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2012 Prohibited List.
The drug testing process is designed to be safe and as comfortable as possible for athletes, while maintaining the integrity of the sample. The process at the Games is very similar to ASADA's process and is also consistent with the WADA Code and International Standard for Testing (IST). However, please make note of these few differences to the drug testing process during the Games:
ASADA has provided athletes with the opportunity to learn about their anti-doping obligations. Athletes and support personnel can quickly ensure they are aware of where to find information by completing the short e-learning course (Pure Performance Online) available at www.asada.gov.au/education.
Further information and an e-learning update will be provided to athletes through Pure Performance Online, to ensure they understand their Olympic Games anti-doping requirements.
You are responsible for any substances found in your system. Always check the status of medications and other related products (prior to use) by:
Athletes are advised to use caution when using supplements as it puts them at risk of a positive test.
There is no way to guarantee that any supplement is free of prohibited substances – even those that do not list a prohibited substance on the label. If you have concerns about a supplement, do not consume the supplement without conducting further checks.
Athletes who have been prescribed a substance or method which is included on the WADA Prohibited List to treat a documented medical condition must ensure they have a valid TUE in place for the Games.
Athletes who already have a TUE from their international federation must check the expiry date to ensure that it is still valid and that it will remain in effect through the Games. They must also provide a copy of their TUE certificate to the AOC team Medical Director.
Athletes who already have a TUE from the Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC) must check the expiry date to ensure that it is still valid and that it will remain in effect through the Games. They must also provide a copy of their TUE certificate to the AOC team Medical Director, Dr. Susan White.
Athletes who need to apply for a TUE should contact the AOC Medical Director as soon as possible for assistance with submitting their TUE application.
For assistance go to www.olympics.com.au or contact:
Dr. Susan White
email: firstname.lastname@example.org; or
email: email@example.com; or
go to the ASDMAC website: www.asdmac.org.au
I am currently taking medication or supplements to assist with a medical issue but I do not have a TUE.
I have a TUE approved by my International Federation
I have a TUE approved by ASDMAC
I need to apply for a TUE for the Games period (16 July to 12 August 2012)
Athletes who already submit whereabouts should continue to do so.
If you currently submit whereabouts in ADAMS you must continue to do so and update it fully for the Games Period.
If you currently submit whereabouts to ASADA (AWOS) you must continue to do so and update it fully for the Games Period.
Missed tests at the location submitted during your specified one hour time slot will be investigated by the IOC and may result in suspension from the Games.
Athletes who do not currently submit whereabouts will need to submit a reduced whereabouts filing in the ASADA online system (AWOS) that includes:
Athletes submitting reduced whereabouts will not be subject to missed tests but should ensure their whereabouts filing is accurate for the complete Games Period.
Once team selections are made, ASADA will provide instructions on how to submit and update whereabouts information using the AWOS system.
Whereabouts submissions are mandatory for all athletes named to the Olympic Games team.