Health and Safety


Athlete Rights and Responsibilities during the Doping Control Process

Athletes have the right to:

· have a representative and, if available, an interpreter

· ask for additional information about the sample collection process

· request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons (as determined by your DCO)

· if you are an athlete with a disability, to request modifications to the sample collection procedure.

Athletes have a responsibility to:

· remain within direct observation of the DCO/chaperone at all times from the point of notification until the completion of the sample collection process

· produce appropriate identification

· comply with sample (blood or urine) collection procedures (failure to do so may constitute an anti-doping rule violation)

· report immediately for doping control, unless there are compelling reasons for a delay (such as a medal ceremony, attend a press conference, you require medical treatment, you would like to warm down).




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Anti-Doping Code

Starting from 2004, Anti-Doping Code aims to harmonise regulations on anti-doping in all sports and countries. It is published as an annual list of prohibited substances and methods athletes are not allowed to take or use.

In November 2007, more than 600 sports organizations gathered at the Third World Conference on Doping in Sport and unanimously adopted a revised Code.

In 2013, WADA approved further amendments to the Code, doubling the sanction for a first offence for intentional doping use, but allowing for more lenient sanctions for inadvertent rule violations or for athletes co-operating with anti-doping agencies. The updated code came into effect on January 1, 2015

European Muaythai Federation as an official IFMA continental body fully compliant with the IFMA Anti-Doping Code .


Prohibited List

2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods 

The 2016 List of Prohibited Substances and Methods is now available. This List took effect on January 1, 2016.

New List 2016 (English)

Noteworthy changes compared to the 2015 List include:

Substances and Methods Prohibited at all times (In- and Out-of-Competition)

S2: Peptide hormones, Growth Factors, Related Substances and Mimetics 

• Leuprorelin replaced triptorelin as a more universal example of a chorionic gonadotrophin and luteinizing hormone-releasing factor.

S4. Hormone and Metabolic Modulators 

• Insulin-mimetics were added to the List to include all insulin-receptor agonists. 

• Meldonium (Mildronate) was added because of evidence of its use by athletes with the intention of enhancing performance.

S5. Diuretics and Masking Agents 

• It was clarified that the ophthalmic use of carbonic anhydrase inhibitors is permitted.

Substances and Methods Prohibited In-Competition

S6. Stimulants: 

• It was clarified that clonidine is permitted.

Substances prohibited in particular sports

P1: Alcohol: 

• After consideration of the Federation International de Motocyclisme (FIM)’s request, their Federation was removed from the list of sports prohibiting alcohol as a doping agent.

Monitoring Program

• Meldonium was removed from the Monitoring Program and added to the Prohibited List.

• Hydrocodone, morphine/codeine ratio and tapentadol were removed from the Monitoring Program.


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