Get ready for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games

While you are training hard to give your best shot at the Olympic Games, being a member of the Hong Kong, China delegation, you should take a moment to familiarize yourself with the Anti-Doping Rules and other specific doping control measures which will be applicable during the period of the Olympic Games from 24 July 2016 to 21 August 2016. We have summarized all important anti-doping information into a few at-a-glance key points here.

1. Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs)

Click this link to refresh yourself of the 10 ADRVs.

2. Whereabouts

International Olympic Committee (IOC) shall have In-Competition and Out-of-Competition Testing authority for the Period of the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. IOC will access the athlete’s whereabouts filings through ADAMS. It is important for every athlete to update and provide accurate and sufficient whereabouts details in ADAMS, e.g. training schedule and venue, block and room number at Olympic Village, etc., in order to avoid filing failures or missed tests. 

3. The 2016 Prohibited List

The 2016 Prohibited List, which lists all prohibited substances/ methods, is applicable during the Games as well.  Download the latest version of the Prohibited List here

4. DrugInSport (DIS)

Check the prohibition status of medicine before using by entering its name or registration number into DrugInSport

5. Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes who wish to use a prohibited substance/method should apply to the IOC’s Therapeutic Use Exemption Committee (TUEC) as soon as the need arises and, unless in case of emergency, at least 30 days before the start of the Period of the Olympic Games.

Athletes already having TUEs granted by their National Anti-Doping Organization or International Federation should file such TUEs with the TUEC at least 30 days before the start of the Period of the Olympic Games.

IMPORTANT: Having submitted a TUE application does not mean you are granted exemption to use any prohibited substance/method. You must obtain an approved TUE before using it.

6. “Needle-Free” Policy

Needles must not be used during the period of the Olympic Games except with special medical conditions or a valid TUE. If an athlete receives an injection anywhere during the period of the Olympic Games, the “Injection Declaration Form” must be duly completed and forwarded to the IOC Medical Commission no later than noon the day following such injection.

For more details of the policy, please click here.

If you wish to know more about the Anti-Doping Rules for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, please click here for the full version of the rules.

Wish the Hong Kong, China delegation every success at the Rio 2016 Olympic Games!