Table Tennis Ireland supports “Drug Free Sport”
Table Tennis Ireland has adopted the Sport Ireland Anti-Doping Rules which are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. The policy of TTI is that doping is contrary to the spirit of sport and all players have a responsibility to ensure that tennis is free of doping.
All Table Tennis Ireland members are subject to the Anti-Doping Rules and everyone has a responsibility to ensure that they are aware of them. We advise all members to read and understand the Anti-Doping Rules and to understand their responsibilities.
2024 Prohibited List
WADA publishes its Prohibited List annually and the 2024 list has now been published. This list will come into effect on 1 January 2024.
Please find attached the following;
Last year it was advised that there would be a change in rules around the use in Tramadol for 2024. As of 1st of January 2024, Tramadol is prohibited In-Competition as approved by the WADA Executive Committee on 23rd September 2022. Tramadol has been on the WADA Monitoring Program for some years.
The Factsheet advises that the washout period is now confirmed as 24 hours prior to the beginning of the in-competition period.
If tramadol is used within 24 hours before the start of the in-competition period, athletes should be aware that there is a risk for their testing sample collected in-competition to return positive.
Find Tramadol factsheet Here
Anti-Doping Rule Violations
On January 1st 2021, a revision version of the Irish Anti-Doping Rules came into effect. Please find a copy of the 2021 Irish Anti-Doping Rules here: Anti-Doping Rules | Sport Ireland
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE)
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUE) permits an athlete to use a prohibited substance or method if the substance or method is medically required. Athletes can only get a TUE if there is no unfair advantage from taking the substance or using the method.
For further information on TUE’s please see here: Therapeutic Use Exemptions | Sport Ireland
It is important that players, parents, coaches and doctors are up to date with the 2024 prohibited list linked above.
Please ensure that as an athlete you check all over the counter and prescription medication. All medications purchased in Ireland must be checked using the new Sport Ireland website: https://medcheck.sportireland.ie/
Medications purchased in Northern Ireland or the United Kingdom can be checked on https://globaldro.com/Home
For information on managing the risk of using supplements or herbal remedies, please see here: Supplements and Herbal Remedies
Sport Ireland have launched an Anti-Doping educational zone, which will be of use to all players, parents and coaches to familiarize the themselves with the testing procedures and what happens during a test. More information available here:
Further information can be found on the Sport Ireland Anti-Doping information wallet, which can be downloaded HERE
If you have any queries, on the above, please contact our Anti-Doping Officer Erin McBride on [email protected]