The ITF, through the Medical and Anti-doping Committee, works to help and educate the ITF community, both National Associations and instructors, in the standardization of medical and anti-doping practices.
It’s aim is to protect the spirit of Taekwon-Do from being undermined by doping and to establish an environment which influences doping-free behaviour among all participants. While a comprehensive testing programme plays a fundamental part as a deterrent and preventative measure against doping.
The ITF acknowledges that it has a duty to support its National Associations to provide athletes, coaches, umpires, referees and other members involved with the information and technical advice they need to make informed and responsible choices in compliance with the ITF and WADA anti-doping regulations.
Please find the Taekwon-Do ITF anti-doping regulations in the link below.
The Prohibited List identifies substances and methods prohibited in-competition, at all times (i.e. in- and out-of-competition) and in particular sports. Substances and methods are classified by categories (e.g. steroids, stimulants, masking agents). The list is updated annually following an extensive consultation process facilitated by WADA.
It is each athlete’s responsibility to ensure that no prohibited substance enters his/her body and that no prohibited method is used.
Before taking any medication, please make sure to check with your prescribing physician that it does not contain a prohibited substance.
In case you or your athlete is taking medication, please check if your medication is allowed by your national anti-doping agency (NADA).
Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)
In case you or your athlete is taking a prohibited substance for medical reasons the athlete needs a valid Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). Further information on TUE can be found on the WADA website.
For application of a TUE, please fill in the form and contact our TUE physicians via [email protected]. For other questions regarding TUE you may directly ask our Medical & Anti-doping Committee ([email protected]).
The WADA Anti-doping e-Learning platform ADeL offers access to all topics related to clean sport and anti-doping. It offers courses for athletes, coaches, doctors, administrators and anyone interested in learning more about anti-doping and protecting the values of clean sport.
More information on ADeL and its different courses is available on the WADA website.