The ITF is a proud member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and complies with international anti-doping rules.
Awareness for anti-doping rules is steeply raising among ITF competitors: the ITF Medical and Anti-Doping Committee, supervised by its chairperson Sbn. Sabina Mason, received a record number of applications for Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE). A valid TUE is needed if an athlete is taking a prohibited substance for medical reasons.
One key element is that every athlete knows about the anti-doping rules. The ITF’s anti-doping training builds on WADA’s Anti-Doping e-Learning (ADeL) platform. It offers free anti-doping training for athletes in a multitude of languages. Each course finishes with a learning experience survey and a certificate.
The ITF encourages all athletes to finish the ADeL anti-doping training for international or talented athletes in a language of their choice and bring the certificate to the weigh-in. For this year’s World Championships the ADeL certificate is optional for all competitors. You can access the ADeL courses here: https://adel.wada-ama.org/learn/public/catalog/view/12 Choose the language and directly start your course. As an alterative you can also download the WADA ADeL app for Apple and Android and finish the course directly on your phone.
Let’s work together to make the upcoming ITF World Championships 2023 a fair and doping free competition. PLAY TRUE