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
Athlete Advisory: Key Changes to the World Anti-Doping Code
While there are many changes reflected in the 2021 WADA Code, here are some of the key changes that athletes should be aware of below.
Substances of Abuse 101
New to the 2021 WADA Prohibited List is Substances of Abuse, which are substances prohibited in-competition and frequently abused in society.
Athlete Advisory: Explanation of Key Changes on the 2021 World Anti-Doping Agency Prohibited List
For the 2021 Prohibited List, WADA made several changes that could impact athletes’ use of substances and treatments.
Athlete Responsibilities and Failures to Comply with Sample Collection
What athletes need to know about their responsibilities during sample collection and what may be considered a failure to comply.
6 Things to Know About Peptide Hormones and Releasing Factors
For athletes subject to anti-doping rules, it’s important to know that peptide hormones and releasing factors are prohibited at all times.
USADA Implementing New Sample Collection Equipment
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.