Athlete Guide to Anti-Doping
USADA is continually updating and expanding its library of resources to ensure that athletes and athlete support personnel can easily access information about some of the most important topics in anti-doping. The directory below can be used to find various articles and materials, organized by category, from across the USADA website.
For questions about testing, contact USADA’s Athlete Services Team at athleteexpress@USADA.org or call (719) 785-2000.
For questions about specific products, substances, and methods, contact USADA’s Drug Reference Line at drugreference@USADA.org or call (719) 785-2000, option 2.
- Athlete Responsibilities and Failures to Comply
- Chaperones and their Role in Anti-Doping
- Declaring Medications
- Doping Control Officers (DCO) and What to Expect
- Dried Blood Spot Testing
- Important Questions to Ask During Testing
- InnoVero Sample Collection Equipment
- Pre-Competition Anti-Doping Checklist
- Recreational Athlete Checklist
- Registered Testing Pool
- Sample Collection
- Sitting Before Blood Sample Collection
- Testing Modifications
- Testing Selection Process
- Updater App
- Urine Sample Collection – 90 mL
- Whereabouts Failures
- All-Natural Supplements
- Athlete Biological Passport
- Calcium Supplements
- Common Misconceptions about Supplements
- Compounding Pharmacies
- Energy Drinks
- Fish Oil Supplements
- Food v. Supplements
- Half-Life of a Drug
- High-Risk Supplements
- Low-Risk Supplements
- Magic Mushrooms
- Medications v. Supplements
- Nitric Oxide
- NSF Certified for Sport Supplements
- Poppy Seeds
- Retesting Samples
- Screen your Supplements
- Supplements – Clean Sport Red Flag
- Supplement Legislation
- Supplement Myths
- Supplement Use – 3 Things to Know
- TUEs – 3 Things to Know
- Vitamin C Supplements
The Prohibited List – Substances and Methods
- Anabolic Androgenic Steroids (AAS)
- Other Anabolic Agents
- Hypoxia-Inducible Factor (HIF) Activating Agents
- Erythropoieten (EPO)
- Insulin-like Growth Factor-1 (IGF-1)
- Peptide Hormones and their Releasing Factors
Hormone and Metabolic Modulators
Diuretics and Masking Agents
Chemical and Physical Manipulation
Gene and Cell Doping
What Athletes Need to Know About the Dangers of Stopping Prescription Medication Before Competition
It can be risky from both an anti-doping perspective and a health perspective for an athlete to stop prescription medication before a competition.
Will Continuous Glucose Monitoring Improve My Performance?
Many athletes are interested in the latest nutrition and wellness trends that offer an opportunity to improve performance, including glucose monitoring
What Athletes Need to Know about Collagen
Collagen supplements have become very popular in recent years, leading many athletes to wonder if they can use these products.
What Should Athletes Know About Emergency Care and Anti-Doping?
What should an athlete in the USADA testing pools do when a prohibited substance or method is necessary in the case of a medical emergency?
Recreational Athlete Checklist
We explain who qualifies as a recreational athlete, as well as the accompanying requirements and responsibilities.
Four Things to Know about Competition Levels of Athletes
Your competitive level, which is subject to change, may help you determine whether you need to file a TUE or if you should fill out a TUE Pre-Check form.