ICSD informs you that all athletes of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey can be subject to a Doping Control Test at any time. If your athletes are taking therapeutic medication, inhalers or long term prescribed medication, you must submit a Therapeutic Use Exemption Form (TUE Form) to the ICSD Doping Control Officer by email [email protected]

Dear ICSD Members,

ICSD informs you that all athletes of the 23rd Summer Deaflympics in Samsun, Turkey can be subject to a Doping Control Test at any time. If your athletes are taking therapeutic medication, inhalers or long term prescribed medication, you must submit a Therapeutic Use Exemption Form (TUE Form) to the ICSD Doping Control Officer by email [email protected]

What is a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If the medication(s) is required to take, to treat an illness or condition, happens to fall under the WADA Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may give that athlete the authorisation to take the required medication(s). International Level Athletes need to complete a Therapeutic Use Exemption Form for any substances they take or methods they use which are on the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List.

TUE Forms are valid for 12 months and must be renewed each year.

Please note: An Athlete must apply for a TUE no less than 21 days prior to his or her participation.

List of prohibited substances and methods 2017: https://www.wada-ama.org/en/prohibited-list#/

TUE Form: https://www.deaflympics.com/pdf/TUE_Form.pdf

The aim of the ICSD movement is to protect fair competition as well as athlete health and welfare.

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