Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority is the National Anti Doping Organization that is responsible for testing national and domestic athletes in and out of competition, adjudicating anti doping rules; violations; and education.
All athletes are subject to testing (for Performance enhancing) regardless of what Test Pool they are in.
If the medication or method that an athlete needs to treat an illness or condition (as prescribed by a health care professional) is included on the Prohibited List, a TUE will constitute the authorization required by the athlete to use the otherwise prohibited medication.
Athlete can apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption to use a banned substance if they meet very strict criteria.
Each athlete must:
Contact the Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority and ask for a TUE application form.
Have his or her physician fill out the TUE application form, produce the required supporting documentation and forward this form and documentation to the Bermuda Sport Anti Doping Authority for review.
As required by the International Standard for TUE’s, the TUE application should be submitted at least 30 days before the athlete participates in an event
Sanctions for violating anti doping regulations may range from a repremand to a life time ban. The period of ineligibility may vary depending on the type of antidoping violation (s), the circumstances of an individual case, the substance, and the possible repetition of an anti doping rule violation.
Alcohol is banned in some sports as set out on the WADA Prohibited List. These sports are as follows:
Aeronautics, Archery, Automobile, Karate, Motor Cycling, Nine and Ten Pin Bowling and Power boating. It is import to check the anti doping rules of your sport.
Yes. Go to Using Globaldro Drug Reference to - Check Your Medications in the resources section. This gives you a step by step guide on checking substances using an online search engine.
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Education is available to offer advice, support and presentations to all of our stakeholders. For more information contact
or call 232-6851.
If an athlete refuses to participate in the WADA performance enhancing testing without reasonable cause, it is considered a doping infraction and carries the penalties specified above.
The WAD Code stresses the principle of strict liability. This means that the athlete is responsible for knowing what he/she puts in his/her body. Not knowing that a substance was part of something taken by the athlete is not considered an excuse for a failed drug test.