Anti-Doping & Medical
IGF Anti-Doping Programme – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
The IGF Anti-Doping Programme to be put in place for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games is outlined below:
The IGF Registered Testing Pool (RTP) will be 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.
For the Olympic Games, the IGF RTP will include all potential participating athletes (i.e. 60+ men and 60+ women). The RTP will be expanded each week as necessary in line with the rankings as of 23 June 2020 (men) and 30 June 2020 (women). The IGF RTP will be finalised when the field for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will be confirmed by the qualification deadline of 6 July 2020. At this point, any athletes who did not qualify will be removed from the IGF RTP.
The IGF will again collaborate with its Professional Members (IGF Delivery Partners) to implement the Test Distribution Plan (TDP) at Tour Events and trusts that it will have the excellent collaboration the NADOs worldwide, who previously coordinated with IGF to organise a number of tests on IGF’s behalf or included golf athletes in their national testing programmes prior to the Rio 2016 Games. Testing will include both blood and urine tests and both in and out of competition tests. The IOC will also conduct a number of tests on the golf athletes during the Olympic Games.
The IGF will place all participating golf athletes on the RTP and is committed to testing all RTP athletes at least once from 13 weeks from the start of the Games, ensuring a clean field of play for the golf competition in Tokyo 2020.
- IGF 2018 Anti-Doping Policy
- WADA 2018 Prohibited List
- Prohibited List of Substances & Methods – explanation
- Notice to Athletes about processing of personal information in ADAMS
- IGF Anti-Doping Handbook for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – to be released
In preparation for the Anti-Doping programme to be put in place for the 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)
- ADAMS User Guide for Athletes
- ADAMS Whereabouts Quick Reference Guide
- ADAMS App for Android/iOS:
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.
For more information on TUEs, please see the section on TUEs on the Anti-Doping page.
IGF Registered Testing Pools for Tokyo 2020
- Men (dates tbc) – to be released
- Women (dates tbc) – to be released