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Here is a list of Frequently Asked Questions that may help with some of your own. If you don’t find what you are looking for, and have a specific question regarding our program or the world of anti-doping, please email us at raceclean@cyclingcanada.ca

 

Q: What is a TUE?

A: A TUE, known as a Therapeutic Use Exemption, is a documentation process that an athlete must complete if they are taking a medication that is listed under WADA’s Prohibited List. The application process must be completed and submitted to CCES, or through ADAMS if you are an RTP athlete. To determine whether a medication or supplement is on the Prohibited List, you can access the Global DRO website for more information. For more information, click here English / Francais.

 

Q: Who is the CCES?

A: The CCES, or the Canadian Centre for Ethics in Sport, is Canada’s National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA). They govern the doping control, testing and monitoring of Canada’s athletes, within and out of competition. CCES is governed by the World Ant-Doping Agency (WADA).

 

Q: What does “Blood Passport: Valid” mean within an athlete Whereabouts profile?

A: A valid sample is automatically calculated by comparing the time difference between the sample collection date and time, and the date and time received by the Lab. (36 hours) and by comparing the time difference between the sample collection date and time and the analysis date and time (48 hours) for each relevant sample.

 

Q: What does it mean to submit your “Whereabouts”?

A: This is to be done by those athletes who are selected by their National Anti-Doping Agency (NADA), to be on their Registered Testing Pool (RTP). Each athlete must then submit their daily “whereabouts”, within the required time-frame given by the NADA, and through an online system called ADAMS. If an athlete does not complete these requirements, they may be subject to a “filing failure”, which could lead to a result of suspension or a ban from competition.

 

Q: What is Global-DRO, and how does it work?

A: Global-DRO is a website designed to help athletes and/or their support personnel, find information on medications or supplements that they may be taking, which will determine if it is on the banned substance list or not. How it works is, select the country for which you are competing in, and then enter the name of the medication or supplement you are taking in to the correct field. You may find that certain drugs will have a different name in other countries, so be aware of these changes.