The IAF shares the anti-doping commitment of the sports world, according to the directives of WADA, the World Anti-Doping Agency. For the IAF Anti-Doping Policy and Rules, see the links below to these documents.
Here are links to some essential WADA information about anti-doping and how this work is done:
What is doping? (PDF document)
The 12 steps of Doping Control (PDF document)
WADA Quiz about anti-doping and doping test procedure:
WADA's Doping Control Process video (on YouTube):
WADA's Dangers of Doping Leaflet for Juniors:
WADA's Athlete Guide:
WADA's At-a-Glance Series:
WADA's Doping Control Leaflet:
TUE, Therapeutic Use Exemption
For aikido seminars, public demonstrations, and dan examinations, the WADA rules on TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) may apply.
Please consult the national anti-doping organization of the event in question, for specifics about these rules. For IAF events, if the national anti-doping organization doesn't clarify your situation, please contact the IAF.
For more on the WADA rules on TUE, to which the IAF conforms:
Future IAF events where TUE applies:
2012: IAF Seminar, Tokyo, September
2013: Combat Games, S:t Petersburg, October
Other events may be added to the list.
In the case of IAF events, if you need approval based on therapeutic use exemption (TUE), please use the form below.
- TUE Application Form:
(IAF-TUE Application Form.doc)
WADA and other anti-doping organizations have found good reason to warn against the use of dietary and nutritional supplements. They may contain substances that are classified as doping, even when this is not specified on the supplement's list of ingredients.
- Here is a short information on the subject from WADA: