The purpose of OKWF’s Anti Doping Policy is to protect Athletes’ fundamental right to participate in doping-free sport and to ensure harmonised, coordinated and effective anti-doping programs at the international and national level with regard to detection, deterrence and prevention of doping.
Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Federation Anti-Doping Policy
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World Anti-Doping Agency
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) updates its prohibited list prior to the commencement of each calendar year. Visit the World Anti-Doping Agency website for the most up-to-date information.
- WADA Prohibited List
- Key Changes
- World Anti-Doping Code
Some substances are banned at all times, and others in-competition only. Here are some examples:
Cold & Decongestant medications: (stimulants)
- Phenylephrine and chlorephramine are permitted in and out of competition
- Pseudoephedrine is banned in-competition only â€“ cease medication 24 hours before competing.
These medications are now permitted at all times:
- Salbutamol (Ventolin, Aeromir, Asmol)
- Salmeterol (Seretide, Serevent)
- Formoterol (Symbicort, Foradile, Oxis)
- Inhaled corticosteroids (Becotide, Flixotide, Pulmicort)
- Oral corticosteroids (prednisolone, Solone) – cease medication 6 days before competition
Banned in and out of competition:
- Terbutaline (Bricanyl)
Therapeutic Use Exemption
Occasionally an athlete may require a medication for a legitimate medical condition. A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is an exemption that allows an athlete to use, for therapeutic purposes only, an otherwise prohibited substance or method (of administering a substance) which may be present during competition. TUE applications are submitted to ASDMAC and may take up to 30 days to process.
In an emergency your health comes first. If your health depends on a prohibited substance or method, submit a TUE application immediately after treatment has occurred (retroactive TUE).
In Australia you can check substances and apply for TUE at: www.asdmac.gov.au.
For other countries please check your ‘Local Anti Doping Agency’ (LADA) or contact Oceania Regional Anti Doping Organisation (http://websites.sportstg.com/assoc_page.cgi?c=2-3612-0-0-0)
Testing Pools: DTP and RTP
Domestic Testing Pool (DTP) Athletes
The Domestic Testing Pool includes athletes who are at a senior competitive level and is determined by Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Federation. Listed athletes are required to ensure any changes to any contact details (address, phone numbers, email address) are supplied to Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Federation as soon as they become available.
Please note all athletes who meet the definition of a ‘competitor’ may be tested at any time.
Registered Testing Pool (RTP) Athletes
Athletes can be added to the Registered Testing Pool at ANY time and will receive notification by your LADA. Typically athletes on National Teams will be included in the RTP, as well as other athletes as required. Athletes who are part of the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) need to let you LADA know where they are going to be, at specific times, so that your LADA can perform no-advance notice testing.
In Australia Athlete Whereabouts are filed online via ASADA’s Regular Schedule form and fax, mail or email the form back to ASADA. For other countries please check the requirements with your LADA
Athletes who fail to provide current, complete and accurate “Whereabouts Information” by the due date may have declarations made against them which could give rise to anti-doping violations.
As an elite athlete you are responsible for any substances found in your system. It is recommended that you always check the status of medications and other related products (prior to use). You can access an on-line list of banned and permitted medications as well as your rights and responsibilities as an athlete using the Check Your Substances online tool.
Be particularly aware that various supplements may contain banned substances that are not clearly listed. Detection of these banned substances will still incur a sanction even if the athlete is not aware of how it entered the body. It is an athletes’ responsibility to know what is banned and permitted under Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Federation’s Anti-Doping Policy.
Athlete Retirement and Reinstatement
When a National Team athlete wishes to retire from competitive kung fu / wushu it is important they understand and follow the requirements and obligations set out in the OKWF Anti-Doping Policy. If an athlete, once retired, wants to return to the sport there are ALSO obligations and processes that need to be followed.
For further information, please review the relevant sections of the Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Federation Anti-Doping Policy which must be adheared to.
Anti Doping Organisations – Useful Contacts and References
Oceania Regional Anti-Doping Organization
Contact Name : Natanya Potoi
Email Address : email@example.com
Phone number : (679) 330 2140
Fax number : (679) 330 2082
Postal Address :
Suva, Fiji Islands
Australian Sports Anti-Doping Authority
ASADA is the Australian Government Agency responsible for testing, education and advocacy as well as investigation and enforcement.
Hotline: 13 000 ASADA (1300 027232) (operating seven days a week from 8am to 8pm (AEST))
International: +61 2 6222 4288
Fax: +61 2 6222 4201
Australian Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee (ASDMAC)
ASDMAC is the Australian body that gives approval for athletes to use prohibited medications for legitimate therapeutic purposes.
Phone: 13 000 ASADA (1300 027232)
Drug Free Sport New Zealand
Level 3, Building 5,
Central Park Corporate Centre,
666 Great South Road
Greenlane, Auckland 1051
Phone number: +64 9 5820388
World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
WADA publish and maintains the ‘Prohibited List’ which is an international standard identifying substances and methods prohibited in-competition, out-of-competition, and in particular sports.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is a TUE?
A Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) allows an athlete to use a controlled or banned medication if there is a medical requirement for using it. Athletes apply to their national Sports Drug Medical Advisory Committee or equivalent and must give medical evidence that they need to use this medication to treat a medical condition. A copy of all applications for TUE must also be sent to Oceania Kung Fu Wushu Federation.
I am a junior athlete. Do I have to apply for a TUE for my medication?
The appropriate national drug testing agency may test any international athlete during competition. You are required to submit a TUE if you are using any banned or controlled medication.
I am competing in the National Championships system. Will I need a TUE for my medication?
YES. All male athletes over 18 years and female athletes over 16 years will need to have a TUE for a banned or controlled medication if they are competing at the National Championships.
What cough & cold medications can I take?
You can take all decongestants and cough suppressants out-of-competition. During the competition period, you can take decongestants containing phenylephrine or chlorpheniramine.
I am having a cortisone injection into a joint; will I need to apply for a TUE?
No, you will not have to apply for a TUE for any joint or musculoskeletal cortisone injections.
I use a cortisone nasal spray for hay fever; do I need to apply for a TUE?
No, you will not have to apply for a TUE for any inhaled, nasal or skin use of cortisone. You will need to sign a Declaration of Use at the time of drug testing.
For how long is the TUE valid?
The validity of a TUE varies according to the condition and medication used and may be from a number of weeks to cover the treatment of an acute condition, to a year if the condition requires chronic treatment. Athletes will be notified in the approval letter from their appropriate National Drug agency. You will need to update your medical file with your doctor at least yearly.
What supplements can I take?
Some supplements list their ingredients under different names, and it is not possible in many cases to verify the contents of the product. The contents of supplements can vary from batch to batch and may intentionally or unintentionally contain prohibited substances. Athletes who take supplements are, therefore, at risk of committing an inadvertent anti-doping rule violation.
There have been cases where international athletes have been sanctioned after they have used supplements that they thought were okay, but which were actually contaminated with prohibited substances.
Vitamin and mineral supplements from reputable manufacturers may be less likely to be contaminated with prohibited substances.
Are recreational drugs banned?
All stimulants are banned in-competition (including amphetamine, methamphetamine, ecstasy).