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Publications and Policies

USADA makes available a number of publications, policies, and procedures to help athletes and others understand anti-doping responsibilities such as USADA’s testing program, the World Anti-Doping Code, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List, the International Standards, Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs), Whereabouts responsibilities, and the sample collection process.

Furthermore, USADA makes available information and resources for athletes, parents, coaches, teachers, community program leaders, and other USADA stakeholders. These resources include a Nutrition Guide, educational curriculum and activities, and literature on the importance of competing with integrity, honesty and sportsmanship.

This page contains a list of USADA and other related publications, policies, and procedures.

To view an archive of select past publications and policies, click here.

**All content found at USADA.org and its subdomains are property of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency, and as such, may not be copied or reproduced without USADA’s express written permission.

General Athlete Information

2021 Athlete Handbook

2021 Athlete Pocket Guide

General Coach & Health Pro Information

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Coach's Brochure

A detailed resource providing an overview of the doping control process, answers to frequently asked questions from athletes, and ways you can help elite-level athletes stay compliant with their anti-doping responsibilities.

HealthPro Advantage

Learn more about anti-doping responsibilities when it comes to counseling athletes subject to doping control as a health care professional.

Testing & Results Management

USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing

Comprehensive document outlining the protocol and policies for our anti-doping programs and implementation in the Olympic, Paralympic, Pan American and Parapan American movements.

USOPC Anti-Doping Policy

Anti-Doping Policy of the United States Olympic & Paralympic Committee.

USADA‐Initiated U.S. Athlete Interview Rights and Responsibilities

This policy outlines athlete’s rights and obligations in connection with all USADA matters which are subject to the USADA Protocol for Olympic and Paralympic Movement Testing.

USADA-Led Non-Analytical Investigations Principles

USADA Whereabouts Policy

Consistent with the WADA ISTI, all athletes in the USADA Registered Testing Pool must comply with the Whereabouts requirements in this Policy.

USADA Whistleblowing Policy

USADA is fully committed to the well-being of whistleblowers and to making the whistleblowing process as safe, nonintrusive and positive as possible.

World Anti-Doping Code

The Code is the core document that provides the framework for harmonized anti-doping policies, rules, and regulations within sport organizations and among public authorities. It works in conjunction with five International Standards aimed at bringing harmonization among anti-doping organizations.

WADA International Standard for Testing and Investigations

The comprehensive WADA International Standard to plan for effective testing and to maintain the integrity and identity of samples, from notifying the athlete to transporting samples for analysis.

WADA International Standard for the Protection of Privacy and Personal Information (ISPPPI)

The document ensures that all relevant parties involved in anti-doping in sport adhere to a set of minimum privacy protections when collecting and using athlete personal information, such as information relating to Whereabouts, doping controls, and TUEs.

WADA International Standard for Laboratories (ISL)

The document ensures production of valid test results and evidentiary data to achieve uniform and harmonized results and reporting from all accredited laboratories.

WADA International Standards of Results Management

The document describes certain general principles of results management and sets out the core obligations applicable to the various phases of results management.

6-STep Journey
of a Sample

The 8 Basic Steps of Drug Testing Poster

prohibited substances & tue information

World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List

The Comprehensive document serving as the international standard for identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport.

WADA International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions (ISTUE)

The document ensures that the process of granting TUEs is harmonized across sports and countries.

USADA Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) Policy

Consistent with the WADA International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions, the policy explains the process for TUEs.

Organizational

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2020 USADA Annual Report

USADA is pleased to share its Annual Report for 2020, which includes a independent financial audit report and highlights of the year’s activities.

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