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.
- 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
- 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
- Common Misconceptions about Supplements
- Compounding Pharmacies
- Energy Drinks
- Food v. Supplements
- Half-Life of a Drug
- High-Risk Supplements
- Low-Risk Supplements
- Magic Mushrooms
- Medications v. Supplements
- 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
The Prohibited List – Substances and Methods
Hormone and Metabolic Modulators
Diuretics and Masking Agents
Chemical and Physical Manipulation
Gene and Cell Doping
What athletes need to know about their responsibilities during sample collection and what may be considered a failure to comply.
For athletes subject to anti-doping rules, it’s important to know that peptide hormones and releasing factors are prohibited at all times.
USADA will begin implementing new sample collection equipment as part of its continued commitment to innovation and providing athletes with the best possible anti-doping solutions.
To help athletes exercise their anti-doping rights, USADA has identified three questions that athletes should ask during every test.
Here are several things parents should do to make sure their young athlete is compliant with the rules while also taking necessary medications.
The anti-doping status of glucocorticoids depends on several factors, including the route of administration (how you take it).