TrueSelf, a quarterly newsletter dedicated to anti-doping, is aimed at enhancing anti-doping knowledge of the members of the sport community and cultivating proper ethical values in sport. People who are interested to subscribe TrueSelf may contact ADOHK Office at 2890 3644 or email to


2024 (Mar)

  • Quick Guide for Athletes’ Whereabouts Submission
  • Know more about Tramadol
  • Spot the Difference: Urine Sample Collection Kits
  • Fairplay. Keep our Sports Clean

2023 (Dec)

  • The 2024 Prohibited List will come into force on 1 January 2024
  • Doping Control at the Hangzhou 19th Asian Games
  • “CUHK SMART Fun Day” ignites anti-doping awareness and Fair Play in Sports

2023 (Sep)

  • ADOHK Instagram is online!
  • Highlights of the Anti-Doping Rules and Tips for the Hangzhou 19th Asian Games
  • ADEL – Championing Excellence

2023 (Jun)

  • A new chapter of anti-doping in Hong Kong – Message from the Chairman, ADOHK
  • Anti-Doping & Whereabouts Workshop
  • Olympism Camp 2023 : Pass On The Flame of The Spirit Of Sport And Importance Of Fair Play!
  • United Toward a World of Doping-Free Sport
  • Striving ahead with New Uniforms: ADOHK Doping Control Officer Annual Training and Recertification Exam 2023

Issue 54

  • Message from the Chairman
  • ADEL and Athlete Support Personnel
  • Athletes’ Retirement 101

Issue 53

  • The 2023 Prohibited List will come into force on 1 January 2023
  • Education Outreach Counter at the “CUHK SMART Fun Day” & “Hong Kong Paralympic Day 2022”
  • Briefing Session on Doping Control Notification and Identification Procedures

Issue 52

  • ADEL along the Athlete Pathway
  • Innovative Testing Method: Dried Blood Spot Testing

Issue 51

  • Athletes’ Whereabouts Checkpoint
  • Look back on Hong Kong athletes’ sharing on “Fairplay Friday”
  • Anti-Doping in Every Classroom

Issue 50

  • Anti-Doping Information Hub
  • 2019 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) Report
  • Doping Control Officers Annual Training 2021

Issue 49

  • The 2022 Prohibited List will come into force on 1 January 2022
  • Fair Play at Tokyo Olympics
  • Education Outreach Counter at the – “Jockey Club MUS-FIT Action – SMART Fun Day”

Issue 48

  • Anti-Doping Pre-Games Work for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games
  • Fairplay Friday
  • Fictitious Case Study

Issue 47

  • Education Programme with new learning dynamics
  • What does Play True mean to you
  • 2018 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) Report

Issue 46

  • Anti-Doping Notice Board
  • A New Series of Animation Videos: Anti-Doping Rule Violations
  • Learning goes Virtual
  • Doping Control Officers Recertification Exam and Annual Training

Issue 45

  • The 2021 Prohibited List will come into effect on 1 January 2021
  • Getting Ready for the 2021 Anti-Doping Rules
  • Revised 2021 Education Pamphlets
  • 2021 Calendar

Issue 44

  • Anti-Doping Rules in compliance with the 2021 World Anti-Doping Code
  • “FairPlay Friday”
  • Cantonese version of the “Play True” video is now available
  • Secondary School Anti-Doping Talk

Issue 43

  • Celebrate with coaches and athletes “Play Safe on Play True Day 2020”
  • Athletes’ responsibilities during doping control
  • Whereabouts App – Athlete Central
  • Anti-Doping e-Learning ADeL

Issue 42

  • Education Outreach Programme
  • 2017 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) Report
  • Doping Control Officers Annual Training 2019

Issue 41

  • The 2020 Prohibited List will come into effect on 1 January 2020
  • Tetris Challenge: Doping Control Supplies Bag
  • 2020 Calendar

Issue 40

  • A refreshing new look!
  • Elite athletes supporting “FairPlay Friday”
  • Know More About the Doping Control Process – Athletes’ Rights

Issue 39

  • Secondary School Anti-Doping Talk – Participate in Sport, Stay Away from Doping!
  • Know More About the Doping Control Process
  • Fictitious Case Study
  • Uniting the anti-doping community to build a brighter future for clean athletes
  • Cantonese version of the “Doping Control Process for Athletes” video is now available

Issue 38

  • Therapeutic Use Exemption 101
  • Welcome to our team as an important member of the anti-doping programme
  • Whereabouts
  • Doping Control Officers Recertification Exam and Annual Training 2018

Issue 37

  • The 2019 Prohibited List Released
  • 2016 Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs) Data & Statistics
  • Athletes congratulate HKADC on our 10th birthday!

Issue 36

  • Athletes congratulate HKADC on our 10th birthday!
  • 10-year evolution at a glance – A new chapter for fair play begins
  • Anti-Doping Tips for the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games (YOG)

Issue 35

  • 2018 marks the 10th Anniversary Year of Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee – Message from the Chairman
  • Going through a decade-long journey of anti-doping
  • Athletes congratulate HKADC on our 10th birthday!

Issue 34

  • A Strong Scientific Network against Doping – World Anti-Doping Agency Accredited Laboratories
  • Doping Control Officers (DCO) Annual Training 2017
  • Prohibited Methods 101
  • Education Programme Snapshots

Issue 33

  • The 2018 Prohibited List Released
  • Athlete Biological Passport: A personalized tool to stamp out doping
  • The Mystery of Blood (2)
  • Anti-Doping Education Pamphlets with new design! 
  • WADA Publishes “Parents’ Guide to Support Clean Sport”

Issue 32

  • Education Talks for Secondary Schools – Raising awareness of fair play among students
  • The Mystery of Blood (1): Solving the puzzle of blood testing
  • Anti-Doping Tips for the 5th Asian Indoor & Martial Arts Games (AIMAG)

Issue 31

  • Global Anti-Doping Information: Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)
  • A useful tool for checking the prohibition status of your medicine: DrugInSport
  • Side effects of Doping
  • Unifying global effort to protect clean sport

Issue 30

  • Looking ahead – 2017 and beyond for the World Anti-Doping Agency
  • Doping Control Officers (DCO) Recertification Exam and Annual Training
  • Know the Rules (5)

Issue 29

  • The 2017 Prohibited List will come into force on 1 January 2017
  • Keep doping at bay
  • Strengthen the ground for Fair Play
  • An outbreak of Doping Scandals?
  • Visit by the Saudi Arabian Anti-Doping Committee
  • Know the Rules (4)

Issue 28

  • Top priority for stakeholders of the Olympic Movement: Protect clean athletes and fight against doping
  • Anti-Doping Reminder for Danang 2016 Asian Beach Games
  • A New Look for the DCO Team
  • Know the Rules (3)

Issue 27

  • Putting the spirit of sport into practice
  • Keeping abreast of the latest anti-doping information
  • Partnering with Anti-doping Organizations to protect the Clean Athletes
  • Know the Rules (2)

Issue 26

  • Welcome aboard! New members of the Anti-Doping Force! 
  • Spot the Differences
  • Staying at the Doping Control Frontline
  • Know the Rules (1)

Issue 25

  • Eduction programmes going full steam ahead!
  • WADA and China join hands to tackle illegal manufacture and supply of PEDS
  • The 2016 Prohibited List will soon come into force
  • Blood Testing: an effective part of anti-doping programme

Issue 24

  • Nurturing the Correct Values
  • Testing Kits on Parade (Finale): Refractometer
  • New Anti-Doping Education Videos All Released!

Issue 23

  • Inclusion in the Testing Pool – Proof of Ability
  • Testing Kits on Parade (2): A/B Sample Kit
  • Anti-Doping Education Talks for Schools
  • Keep abreast of the international fight against doping

Issue 22

  • Sport Enhusiasm and Doping Risks
  • Testing Kits on Parade (1): Urine Collection Vessel
  • Our Professional Team is Ready
  • More New Eduation Videos on YouTube

Issue 21

  • New Rules in the New Year
  • New 2015 Prohibited List and revised Education Pamphlets
  • The Far-reaching Education Programmes

Issue 20

  • Know your Rights and Responsibilities
  • Preparation and Education Programmes for World Anti-Doping Code
  • Suspension for the Judges?

Issue 19

  • Message to Team Managers / Coaches
  • Getting ready for the 2015 World Anti-Doping Code
  • Anti-Doping International Conferences
  • Education video series – No more inadvertent doping

Issue 18

  • Performance enhancing drugs is not only a sports issue – A Public Issue Indeed
  • Myth buster – misconceptions about Anti-Doping
  • You know the drug and we know your whereabouts – all by the mobile
  • Keep posted on Summaries on Anti-Doping Activities – Get prepared for the New WADA Code

Issue 17

  • The revised World Anti-Doping Code – Strengthens the efforts to fight against doping in sports
  • The Myths on Whereabouts Failure
  • Event Outreah Programmes in Top Gear

Issue 16

  • A “Global Tour” of Doping Scandals and the Lesson for HK (2)
  • Diuretics, banned or not banned?
  • Formation of the Anti-Doping Force
  • Checking prohibition status? Updating Whereabouts? WhatsApp HKADC now!

Issue 15

  • A “Global Tour” of Doping Scandals and the Lesson for HK (1)
  • Recent education efforts
  • HKADC’s appearance on Roadshow
  • WADA Symposium

Issue 14

  • Energy drinks for me or NOT for me?
  • Are you ready? 2013 Multi-sport Games
  • Sowing the seeds of Fair Play
  • Annual summary on anti-doping activities – a means to achieve “Clean” sport
  • Promoting “Fair Play” among the public 2013 Poster Exhibitions

Issue 13

  • What’s the COST of Doping?
  • Why is Lance Armstrong’s case important?
  • A Refreshment of Knowledge
  • Keep Abreast of Drug Status
  • Artistic Talents Shining in the E-poster & Slogan Design Competition

Issue 12

  • Keeping up with international trends in anti-doping (2)
  • E-Poster and Slogan Design Competition – unleashes secondary students’ creativity
  • A “CLEAN” HK Delegation to the London 2012 Olympic Games
  • HKADC Website revamped

Issue 11

  • Keeping up with international trends in anti-doping (1)
  • Steroids: Not Worth the Risk!
  • Modifications in HKADC Anti-Doping Rules and Whereabouts Policy

Issue 10

  • Blood Testing: Coming Soon
  • HKADC hosted another successful Outreach Programme at Marathon Expo
  • Athletes should remain vigilant amid the launch of the labelling and package insert regulation on Chinese medicines
  • New education pamphlets coming soon!

Issue 9

  • Think twice before leap – Taking supplement and Chinese medicine
  • Our continuous efforts in promoting Fair Play
  • I am a Doping Control Officer

Issue 8

  • Fight against doping COUNTS ON YOU – Athlete support personnel
  • Doping Control Procedures: What you need to know
  • The 7Cs of DruginSport

Issue 7

  • The Clenbuterol fear?
  • HKADC successfully launched Athlete Outreach Programme
  • Notes to athletes newly included in the testing pool
  • Overseas testing

Issue 6

  • In-competition testing 101
  • HKADC promotes “Fair Play” at Hong Kong Marathon Expo
  • Thinking about Retirement? Information you need to know!

Issue 5

  • Message from the Chairman of HKADC Doping Control Panel
  • Hong Kong launches online database on prohibited status of registered pharmaceutical products
  • Doping Control Seminar for Physicians
  • Doping Control programmes for Hong Kong delegation to 16th Asian Games

Issue 4

  • Message from the Chairman of the Therapeutic Use Exemption Panel
  • HKADC recorded five doping cases in June 2010
  • More Doping Control Officers are Appointed to Help Level the Playing Field
  • Seminar on Doping Control for Physicians to be held in December 2010

Issue 3

  • Message from the Chairman of the Anti-Doping Appeal Panel
  • The first doing case under the HKADC Testing Programme
  • Phase 1 of the HKADC Testing Programme – Conclusion and lesson learnt
  • Improves HKADC programme through international exchange and training

Issue 2

  • Message from the Chairman of the Disciplinary Panel
  • Panels serving under the Hong Kong anti-doping programme
  • “RealWinner” – learning doping control knowledge can be interesting
  • HKADC promotes anti-doping awareness at Marathon Expo

Inaugural Issue

  • Message from the President, Sports Federation & Olympic Committee of Hong Kong, China
  • History of Hong Kong Anti-Doping Committee
  • Message from the Chairman
  • HKADC Testing Programme
  • Joining of the Association of National Anti-Doping Organization (ANADO)