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
- Half-Life of a Drug
- High-Risk Supplements
- Low-Risk Supplements
- 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
Information about some of the medications athletes might be prescribed if they contract COVID-19, as well as the anti-doping status of each treatment.
The peptide BPC-157 is not approved for human clinical use, may lead to negative health effects, and could be added to the Prohibited List at any time.
USADA advises athletes to avoid all products that make performance-enhancing claims, including testosterone-boosting supplements.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has added the ingredient 5-Alpha-Hydroxy-Laxogenin to its Dietary Supplement Ingredient Advisory List.
Here’s what athletes should know about AICAR and other AMP activated protein kinase activators that are prohibited in sport.
In 2020, WADA made clarifications to the Prohibited List to help athletes and their support teams better understand prohibited substances and methods.