Meet Chaos – the little things in life that might throw you off when it comes to upholding anti-doping rules.
This month, Dr. Chaos is reminding athletes to check GlobalDRO.com before using any prescription medications.
And as always, remember to inform your physicians that you’re subject to anti-doping rules!
HOW TO AVOID
Do you know how to avoid anti-doping CHAOS?
Check out the tools and resources you need to navigate substances, supplements, Whereabouts, and everything in between.
TOOLS TO AVOID
The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.
Unlike prescription and over-the-counter medications, you can’t check supplements on Global DRO. Supplements are regulated differently than medications and always come with some level of risk for athletes. Visit Supplement Connect for more info.
This Clean Sport Handbook is designed to provide athletes and athlete support personnel with a summary of the information needed to successfully participate in the anti-doping program governing their sport.
USADA is unwavering in its belief that every athlete has the right to compete on a clean and level playing field, free from the pressures and influences of performance-enhancing drugs. For this reason, USADA makes available a number of ways to report the abuse of performance-enhancing drugs in sport in an effort to protect clean athletes and promote clean competition.
Athletes are subject to testing 365 days a year and do not have “off-seasons” or cutoff periods in which testing does not occur. Whereabouts information (dates, times, locations, etc.) is information submitted to USADA by an athlete that allows the athlete to be located for out-of-competition testing.
The TrueSport mission is simple and bold: to change the culture of youth sport by providing powerful educational tools to equip young athletes with the resources to build life skills and core values for success on and off the field.
SAY NO TO
Learn more about regulatory warnings on the dietary supplements featured on the Supplement Connect High Risk List.
USADA Expands Whistleblower Options Utilizing RealResponse State-Of-The-Art, Secure Text-to-Report Technology
USADA’s Play Clean Tip Center will now provide a real-time texting option to report suspected doping behavior.
Foods are much less likely to cause a positive drug test than supplements due to the nature of food regulations and the food industry.
There are many popular over-the-counter products used for everyday ailments that can cause a positive test if used in-competition. More specifically, many cold and flu medications and inhalers contain stimulants that are prohibited in-competition. Read more to learn how athletes subject to anti-doping rules can safely use cold and flu products.