Updated Anti-Doping Rules in Effect January 2009

Following changes to the World Anti-Doping Code, the WCF Anti-Doping Rules introduced in July 2004, have been amended, we’ve included a copy on this website for reference: WCFAnti-Doping Rules09.

These new rules become effective from 1 January 2009 and must be formally accepted at the WCF General Assembly in Ornskoldsvik on 8 December 2008.

Most of the content is mandatory and the guidelines issued by the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have been closely followed. There were very few optional areas, but adaptions were required to suit individual sports. These rules as published have now been finally approved by WADA.

Major Amendments to the 2004 version are as follows:

Article 4.4.3

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) for certain asthma related medications not required in advance of testing for athletes not in a Registered Testing Pool.

Article 5.5.1

Mandatory Whereabouts requirements for International athletes on the WCF Registered Testing Pool (RTP), filing of quarterly reports, and 60 minutes per day availability for testing.

Article 10.3-10.5

Greater flexibility in the application of sanctions

  • Increases for serious cases i.e. multiple offences.

  • Relaxed sanctions, including warnings where no evidence of a deliberate offence exists.


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