ANTI-DOPING AND FISA
Fundamental Rationale for the Code and FISA’s Anti-Doping Rules:
Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport, the principle of fair play, medical ethics and can be harmful for the health of the rowers.
Rule 100 – Anti-Doping
Doping is strictly prohibited.
The fight against doping is regulated by the World Anti-Doping Code, which the FISA Congress has formally adopted as FISA rules and that the FISA Council has the power to clarify and/or supplement, by appropriate Bye-Laws.
In rowing, for those who infringe doping provisions, a penalty may be imposed extending to, in a relevant case, a life ban from all competition.
The version of the World Anti-Doping code, its Bye-Laws and the FISA Anti-Doping Bye-Laws valid at the time of the violation shall apply.
Education is the most effective way of informing athletes, coaches and all those related to the sport about Anti-Doping.
WADA's education and awareness resources are informative and interactive.
- The Youth Zone provides information for younger athletes on drug use in sport and why drugs are banned.
- The Play True Quiz is an interactive game to test athletes' knowledge about anti-doping.
- Coach True is a computer based anti-doping learning tool that caters to various learning styles of coaches.
- WADA guide for parents
ANTI-DOPING OBLIGATIONS FOR ROWERS AND NATIONAL FEDERATIONS (2017)
PROHIBITED LIST (2017)
Active 1 January 2017
THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTIONS (TUEs)
To be submitted using ADAMS
Any international level rower using a Prohibited Substance or Prohibited Method for therapeutic reasons must have a valid FISA TUE. In addition to all rowers included in FISA’s Registered Testing Pool, all Rowers who intend to compete in the following international competitions shall be considered international level for TUE purposes (reference paragraph 4.4.2 of the 2017 Anti-Doping Rules):
- World Rowing Championships for Senior, Under 23 and Junior
- Continental Rowing Championships, Regional Games and Olympic, Youth Olympic and Paralympic Qualification Regattas
- World Rowing Cup Regattas
- World and Continental Championships in rowing ergometer competitions
- Olympic, Youth Olympic and Paralympic Rowing Regattas
Rowers are advised that a FISA approved TUE may only be valid for national competitions 21 days after approval by FISA, therefore rowers are informed that they should apply for a TUE from their national anti-doping organisation as well as from FISA. Please refer to Article 126.96.36.199 of the FISA Anti-Doping Bye-Laws.
All TUEs submitted to FISA must be submitted in ADAMS. All relevant medical evidence must be attached. If an athlete does not have an account in ADAMS, please contact Natalie at FISA (firstname.lastname@example.org) for an account to be set up.
- The use of glucocorticosteroids when administered by oral, intravenous, intramuscular or rectal routes is prohibited and requires a TUE.
- Glucocorticosteroids administered by intraarticular, periarticular, peritendinous, epidural, intradermal and inhalation routes do not require a TUE or a declaration of use. However the athlete should declare the use of these substances on the doping control form if required to undergo an anti-doping test.
- Inhaled formoterol, salbutamol and salmeterol are not included in the WADA Prohibited list. A declaration of use is not required however the use of these substances must be declared on the doping control form by the athlete if tested.
- The inhalation of terbutaline still requires the submission of a TUE application in ADAMS.
REGISTERED TESTING POOL (RTP)
The Registered Testing Pool (RTP) is no longer made public on our website. Any National Federation with athletes in the 2016 RTP was contacted at the end of 2015 by FISA.
Rowers who are included in the 2016 FISA RTP are reminded that the due dates of submissions of whereabouts in ADAMS for each quarter are the following:
Summary Training Camp and Main Training Location forms: Due as soon as possible no later than 30 April 2017
Updates due: 30 June 2017, 30 September 2017
Individual Training Camp Forms – due at the latest, 2 weeks before the start of each training camp.
Rowers in the FISA 2017 RTP are included for one calendar year. So if a rower in included in the 2017 RTP, they must submit whereabouts until 31 December 2017.
Once FISA has notified a National Federation of the inclusion of one or more their rowers, it is the responsibility of the National Federation to inform the rower of their inclusion in the FISA RTP.
ANTI-DOPING SURVEY RESULTS
*The decisions included in this list are only the sanctions given by FISA, it does not include sanctions by national anti-doping organisations.
|2004||AUT||Helfried JURTSCHITSCH, Martin KOBAU and Norbert LAMBING|
|EGY||Mohamed Abdel Ghaffar AHMED|
|UKR||Olena OLEFIRENKO (Athlete Decision / Doctor Decision)|
|2006||BUL||Milka Dimitrova MANCHOROVA|
|RUS||Vladimir VARFOLOMEEV and Denis MOISEEV|
|2008||RUS||Alexander LITVINTCHEV, Evgeny LUZYANIN and Ivan PODSHIVALOV|
|RUS||Anastasia FATINA and Anastasia KARABELSHCHIKOVA|
|RUS||Russian Rowing Federation Award - January 2008|
|RUS||Russian Rowing Federation Award - April 2008|
|BRA||Kissya DA COSTA|
|2013||USA||Gregory FLOOD and Frank PETRUCCI|
NATIONAL ANTI-DOPING AGENCIES
For a listing of the National Anti-Doping Agencies, please visit WADA’s site