Every athlete has the right to compete in clean and fair sport. Doping is one of many threats to the integrity of sport.
The decisions made by players, coaches and technical officials today will affect badminton’s future. Their actions need to protect the integrity of badminton. As of 1 January 2021, there are some important updates regarding the World Anti-Doping Code and new regulations from the BWF.
Here are three important anti-doping notices:
- On 1 January 2021, the World Anti-Doping Code came into force.
- The new BWF Anti-Doping Regulations approved by Council in November 2020, came into force on 1 January 2021 (linked here) – Section 2.3 of the BWF Statutes
- The WADA Prohibited List and Methods 2021 came into force on 1 January 2021.
The Prohibited List details the substances and methods which are prohibited for any athlete. Please note that athletes are responsible for everything they eat, drink and take. Please see the BWF website (linked here) for more information.
We encourage you to share this information with your players, coaches and team managers.
Links to important anti-doping information on the BWF website:
- Anti-doping Overview – basic questions and answers (linked here)
- The Dangers / Consequences of Doping (linked here)
- Prohibited Substances (linked here)
- Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) – athletes who need medications that contain Prohibited Substances (linked here)
- The Doping Control Process – collecting a urine or blood sample (linked here)
Find out more about Badminton Oceania’s commitment to the integrity of sport and the BWF #IamBadminton campaign here.
Adapted from BWF update