This webpage was created to ensure every athlete and athlete support person understands the anti-doping rules specific to the 2024 Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games. With this information, USADA hopes that Team USA athletes and athlete support persons can act as informed advocates for clean sport in the global setting. Please continue reading for the most up-to-date Paris Games information.
- For the Games, all Team USA athletes will need to provide complete Whereabouts that include:
- Building and room number in the Athlete Village (if staying in the village)
- Training locations/schedule at the Games
- Detailed accommodation information (if not staying in the village)
- Travel days when traveling to/from France
- Athletes should update their Whereabouts before they leave, during the Games, and when/if their schedule changes. The athlete is ultimately responsible for maintaining accurate and up-to-date Whereabouts information.
Testing During the Games
- Anti-doping testing authority has been delegated by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to the International Testing Agency (ITA) for the Olympic Games. The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) will have anti-doping testing authority for the Paralympic Games.
- For the Olympics: Between April 18, 2024 – July 17, 2024, the International Olympic Committee (IOC), or the International Testing Agency (ITA) on its behalf, can begin pre-Games testing of athletes. This means, that an athlete can be tested by USADA on behalf of the ITA, in the United States, during this time.
- Trained Doping Control Officers (DCOs) collect samples during the Games in accordance with World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) International Standards. All urine, blood, and Dried Blood Spot (DBS) samples are analyzed at the WADA-accredited laboratory in Paris. Throughout the doping control process, an athlete has the right to an interpreter, as well as a representative. USADA strongly encourages all athletes to have a representative, such as a coach, team representative, or doctor, during the doping control process. If an athlete has questions or concerns during doping control, they should ask the DCO to explain. Should they not get a sufficient answer, the DCO Control Station Manager should be contacted.
- Be aware of your rights and responsibilities as an athlete.
- In-competition testing is testing in the period commencing at 11:59 p.m. on the day before a competition in which the athlete is scheduled to participate, through the end of the competition or the sample collection process related to the competition. Any test that does not happen during the in-competition window is considered an out-of-competition test.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
- Prior to being prescribed and/or purchasing medications in the United States, please check them at GlobalDRO.com to determine the prohibited status. If an athlete needs a TUE for the use of a prohibited treatment, please go to the USADA TUE Application and follow the five step process. If an athlete needs to purchase medication while in France, please work with the USOPC Medical Team to determine if the medication is permitted before use and/or any Games TUE requirements.
- Be aware of specific rules on volume limits for injections/infusions, as well as specific Games rules on the banning of hypoxic tents/devices from the Athletes’ Village and a no-needles policy during the Games.
- Existing TUEs approved by USADA or an International Federation before the period of the Games must be recognized by the ITA for the Olympics and the IPC for the Paralympics to be valid. Contact the ITA at firstname.lastname@example.org or visit sport/TUE with questions. Contact the IPC at email@example.com or visit paralympic.org/antidoping-tue with questions.
- Olympians may file new TUEs with USADA until June 1, 2024, via the USADA TUE Application. Beginning June 2, TUEs must be submitted to the ITA (firstname.lastname@example.org). If an athlete submits a TUE directly to the ITA, USADA encourages athletes to copy USADA at tue@USADA.org. For more information on Olympic TUEs in Paris, please visit ita.sport/tue-paris-2024/.
- Paralympians may file new TUEs with USADA until July 1, 2024 at tue@USADA.org . Beginning July 30 TUEs must be submitted to the IPC (email@example.com). If an athlete submits directly to the IPC, USADA encourages athletes to copy USADA at tue@USADA.org. For more information on Paralympic TUEs, please visit paralympic.org/anti-doping-tue.
The Paris 2024 organizing committee has set out to establish a more sustainable Olympic and Paralympic Games. For this reason, the doping control station is planning to have cardboard water bottles. Cardboard water bottles may be different than what athletes are used too but are allowed in doping control. Athletes are always encouraged to bring their own refillable water bottles.