The use of some substances is prohibited in sport including some prescribed medications
and everyday supplements.
The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List outlines the substances and methods of administration that are prohibited in sport.
If an athlete is tested and found to have these substances in their system they may be banned from competition.
To avoid inadvertently failing a test athletes need to check their prescribed and over the counter medications before taking them.
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To avoid inadvertently failing a test athletes need to check their supplements or herbal products before taking them.
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Sometimes an athlete will need to take a substance that is prohibited for sickness, injury or emergency. They may apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption
to be allowed to use it.