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IGF Anti-Doping Programme – Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
As a condition of participation of golf athletes in the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, all potential Olympic golf athletes are part of the IGF Olympic anti-doping programme.
The athletes will come under the IGF’s jurisdiction for the purpose of the programme as of 24 April 2020 and all athletes on the qualification lists will be part of the IGF’s Registered Testing Pool (RTP) as of this date.
To ensure a clean and level field of play for the Olympic golf competitions, the IGF aims to test all athletes who will compete in Tokyo during the 13-week period prior to the Games. These tests may be in- or out-of-competition, urine or blood.
The IGF will again collaborate with its Professional Members (IGF Delivery Partners) to implement its Test Distribution Plan (TDP) at Tour events and trusts that it will also have an excellent collaboration with the National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) worldwide.
The IGF encourages all potential Olympic golf athletes and their entourage to familiarise themselves with the IGF Anti-Doping Handbook ahead of the Games as it contains detailed information about the programme, such as what categories of substances are in the Prohibited List, how to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE), how to submit whereabouts in ADAMS and which organisations may test them.
- IGF Anti-Doping Handbook for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- IGF 2020 Anti-Doping Policy
- WADA 2020 Prohibited List
- IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
- IGF TUE Application Form
- 2020 IGF Olympic RTP Criteria
- IGF Athlete Information Notice on ADAMS
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 an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (a doping offence).
Please consult the IGF Anti-Doping Handbook for the Olympic Games Tokyo2020 above and the IGF TUE webpage here for further information.
IGF Registered Testing Pools for Tokyo 2020
- Men (dates tbc) – to be released
- Women (dates tbc) – to be released