Anti-Doping & Medical
IGF Anti-Doping Programme – Rio2016 Olympic Games
The report below outlines the testing conducted as part of the IGF Anti-Doping Programme relating to the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.
The IGF Registered Testing Pool (RTP) was created upon release of the long list (NOC formal long list of athlete entries) and implemented 13 weeks before the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games to the end of the Olympic Games (i.e. 6 May to 21 August 2016).
For the Olympic Games, the IGF RTP included all potential participating athletes (i.e. 60+ men and 60+ women). The RTP was expanded each week as necessary in line with the rankings as of 6 May 2016. The IGF RTP was finalised when the field for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games was confirmed by the qualification deadline of 18 July 2016. At this point, any athletes who did not qualify were removed from the IGF RTP.
The IGF had excellent collaboration from its Professional Members (IGF Delivery Partners) to implement the Test Distribution Plan (TDP) at Tour Events. The IGF also experienced the same level of collaboration with 25 NADOs, who completed a number of tests on IGF’s behalf or included golf athletes in their national testing programmes. Testing included both blood and urine tests and both in and out of competition tests. The IOC also conducted a number of tests on the golf athletes during the Olympic Games.
The IGF was the only sport to place all participating golf athletes on the RTP and was successful in meeting the commitment to test all RTP athletes at least once between 6 May and the start of the Games, ensuring a clean field of play for Golf’s return to the Olympic Games in Rio 2016.
Summary of Tests
The numbers of tests performed between 6 May and the end of the Games is outlined in the table below.
|Tests performed by:||Men’s Field||Women’s Field||Anti-Doping Rule Violations|
- IGF 2016 Anti-Doping Policy
- WADA 2016 Prohibited List
- Prohibited List of Substances & Methods – explanation
- Notice to Athletes about processing of personal information in ADAMS
- IGF Anti-Doping Handbook for Rio2016 Olympic Games
- IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Rio2016 Olympic Games
In preparation for the Anti-Doping programme to be put in place for the Rio2016 Olympic Games, the IGF, with the support of WADA, hosted a dedicated training session to assist potential golf athletes and their representatives in understanding the practical process for the submission of athlete “whereabouts” within ADAMS. The session was hosted online as a webinar on Tuesday 9 February 2016 and the related recording, videos and supporting material may be found below.
- Full recording of Webinar including Q&A (Technical error at beginning)
- Short Videos of Athletes Whereabouts filing:
- Logging into ADAMS
- Updating Profile in ADAMS
- Creating Addresses in ADAMS
- Submitting Whereabouts
- Updating Whereabouts
- Filing Whereabouts (Full process from login to submission)
- Links to useful resources
- IGF Whereabouts Guide – Rio2016
- Whereabouts FAQ
THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTION (TUE)
If you have an illness or condition that requires a medication containing a substance that is on the Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may be granted that enables you to take the medication without committing a Doping Offence.
- IGF Guide to Therapeutic Use Exemptions
- IGF Therapeutic Use Exemption Form
- IGF Automatic Recognition of TUEs
- The Risk of Using Supplements
IGF REGISTERED TESTING POOLS
- IOC Statement on Zika, January 2016
- IGF Statement on Zika
- IGF Advice on vaccinations
- World Health Organisation Statement on Zika Virus, May 12, 2016
- WHO Information for travellers visiting Zika affected countries, May 31st, 2016
- IOC Health Advice relevant to the Rio2016 Olympic Games, July 11th, 2016
- WHO Statement on Zika, June 14th, 2016
- Rio2016 Update on Zika, June 2016
- IGF Update on Zika, June 14th, 2016