On the 1st of January 2021 a new world anti-doping code will come into effect. From this date Sport Ireland and those who have adopted Sport Ireland rules must comply with their responsibilities under the new code.
The policy of Softball Ireland is that doping is contrary to the spirit of FAIR PLAY and all members have a responsibility to ensure that our sport is free of doping.
The following information regarding the new WADA 2021 Code is available at https://www.sportireland.ie/anti-doping-rules
- 2021 Irish Anti-Doping Rules which will come into effect on January 1st 2021.
- Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Procedures which will come into effect on January 1st 2021.
Summary of changes between the 2015 Irish Anti-Doping Rules and the 2021 Irish Anti-Doping Rules.
For further information on Ant-Doping, please refer to Sport Ireland (http://www.sportireland.ie/Anti-Doping/Athlete-Zone/) which will cover such areas as:
- What Happens In A Drug Test?
- How to check your medications?
- Prohibited List
- Supplements & Nutrition
- Results Management
- Anti-Doping Rule Violations
Therapeutic Use Exemption
Players, like all others have illness or conditions that require them to take particular medications. All athletes should check their prescribed and over the counter medications to see if they are permitted. If the medication you require falls under the World Anti- Doping Agency prohibited list, you may need to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).