Drug Testing

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Please note that drug testing may occur at orienteering events.

If an orienteer returns a positive test for a prohibited substance an anti-doping rule violation will apply unless the orienteer has a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) – or abbreviated TUE, where relevant – in place for that specific substance.

It is not enough to possess a medical practitioner’s prescription for the substance.

The TUE – or abbreviated TUE – must have been submitted to the appropriate party:
· ASDMAC for a TUE application, or
· OA for an ATUE application,
prior to the orienteer being selected for testing.

Some orienteers are required to provide additional information to ASDA in relation to their training and competition details. These orienteers have been notified of these

Further information on TUEs, ATUEs and the OA Anti-doping Policy may be
obtained from the OA website.