Buenos Aires 2018 Anti-Doping & Medical

Buenos Aires 2018 Anti-Doping Program in Golf

The IOC has delegated to the International Testing Agency (ITA) the implementation of parts of the Doping Control process at the 2018 Youth Olympic Games in Buenos Aires.

Athletes at the Games may be tested by the ITA during the whole Period of the Games, i.e. from 2 until 18 October 2018. These tests may be in- or out-of-competition.

The Anti-Doping Rules for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games define “in-competition” as the period starting 12 hours before a competition in which the athlete is scheduled to participate until the end of the competition and related sample collection; “out of competition” is defined as any period other than in competition.

A detailed explanation about the Doping Control process can be found in the Buenos Aires 2018 Doping Control Guide. Samples will be analysed by a WADA-accredited laboratory.

Where the ITA decides to assert an anti-doping rule violation, the ITA will file an application with the Court of Arbitration of Sport (CAS), acting as first-instance authority to conduct proceedings and issue decisions.

As per the Anti-Doping Rules for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games and World Anti-Doping Code, the IGF will be responsible for managing the results and applying sanctions beyond the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games itself following the IGF’s Anti-Doping Policy.

Any golfer competing at the Games whose treatment contains a prohibited substance according to WADA’s 2018 Prohibited List is expected to have applied in advance to the IGF for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) following the TUE application process described in the TUE section of this website.

Retroactive TUE applications for emergency treatment during the Games must be submitted in paper immediately on-site to ITA’s TUE Committee via the dedicated letterbox at the medical polyclinic of the Youth Olympic Village. Email applications will not be accepted. You will find more information on this in the TUE section of the Buenos Aires 2018 Doping Control Guide.

WADA’s online anti-doping database ADAMS will be used for all anti-doping related information.

The Medical & Anti-Doping section of the IGF website contains more general anti-doping information, such as the definition of doping, why doping is prohibited in sport and what athletes and athlete support personnel need to know about anti-doping.

Please contact us at antidoping@igfmail.org if you have any anti-doping queries.


2018 YOG-related Anti-Doping Documentation

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