Step by step application procedures

by | Apr 8, 2023 | Anti-Doping

This step by step procedure is intended for International-Level Athletes only. Other athletes are referred to Where to apply?”.

  1. Check the required medication or method you intend to use against The Prohibited List. It is each athlete´s responsibility to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his/her body and that no prohibited method is used.
  2. As an athlete, you have the responsibility to inform your doctor that you are an athlete subject to doping rules, and your doctor should check the relevant Prohibited List whenever they prescribe a medication or method to you. IF not, you will need to apply for a TUE by using FIB’s specific TUE Application Form.
  3. To assist you and your doctor in providing the correct medical documentation, we suggest consulting the WADA’s Checklist for TUE applications and the Medical Information to Support the Decisions of TUEs posted on WADA’s website for guidance and support.
  4. You should always apply as soon as possible. For substances prohibited In-Competition only, you should apply at least 30 days before your next competition if possible. Retroactive TUE Applications are only acceptable under certain circumstances.
  5. Incomplete applications will be returned for completion and re-resubmission.
  6. Your application will be assessed by the FIB TUE Committee (TUEC), which will decide whether to grant the application or not as soon as possible, and usually (i.e., unless exceptional circumstances apply) within 21 days of receipt of a complete application. Where a TUE application is made a reasonable time prior to an event, the TUEC will use its best endeavors to issue its decision before the start of the event.
  7. Remember to always keep a copy of your full TUE application form and all medical information submitted in support of your application and proof that it has been sent.


Note: Using a prohibited substance or method without a valid TUE could result in an anti-doping rule violation.

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