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 an excellent collaboration with the National Anti-Doping Organisations (NADOs) worldwide, who previously coordinated with the IGF to organise a number of tests on the 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 its RTP and is committed to each athlete being tested at least once during the 13 week period before the start of the Games, ensuring a clean field of play for the golf competition in Tokyo 2020. The IGF’s TDP will include blood and urine tests and both in and out of competitions tests.
The International Testing Agency (ITA) will also conduct a number of tests on the golf athletes during the Olympic Games on behalf of the IOC.
- IGF 2020 Anti-Doping Policy – to be released
- WADA 2020 Prohibited List – to be released
- IGF Anti-Doping Handbook for Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – to be released
- IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games – to be released
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
If you have an illness or condition that requires a medication containing a substance that is on the Prohibited List in force, 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