As a QT2 athlete you are representing not only yourself out in the race community, but also QT2. Your credibility, as well as that of QT2, hinges upon several factors, including sportsmanship, racing fairly, and having a good attitude, just to name a few.
Racing a clean and fair race is of paramount importance to all of the staff at QT2, as well as our industry sponsors and partners with whom we work. With that, It is critical that all QT2 athletes are familiar with all anti-doping rules and information, and pledge to race cleanly. This means staying up-to-date with the anti-doping rules, as well as ensuring that every medication and/or supplement that you take is free of any banned substances.
If, for medical reasons, you do need to take prohibited substance at any time, it is essential that you follow the necessary procedures to acquire a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).
Any issue in this area has a direct impact not only on your credibility, but also on that of QT2 and our partners. ALL athletes are subject to the rules of the US Anti-Doping Association (USADA) and the World Anti-Doping Association (WADA). While testing of age-group athletes is not as common as it is for PROs, it can happen and all athletes/members should be aware of their rights and responsibilities as they relate to anti-doping procedures.
All information regarding the US Anti-Doping program, including testing procedures, banned substances, TUEs, and Whereabouts filings can be found HERE.
All of WADA’s rules, regulations, and procedures can be found HERE.
Knowing which substances you can and cannot take (and/if when) is essential for any athlete in competition. The Banned Substance List is evaluated, updated, and published every year by, both, WADA and USADA. Be sure to review it below.
An Athlete’s Guide to Anti-DopingHERE
Protecting clean athletes’ rights by detecting and deterring the use of dangerous, banned performance-enhancing substances and methods is at the core of what USADA does. We rely on and expect athletes to embrace anti-doping responsibilities to ensure the protection of clean competition. As such, USADA provides a wide range of resources and tools to help athletes understand their rights and uphold their responsibilities.
2023 WADA Prohibited ListHERE
The World Anti-Doping Agency’s (WADA) Prohibited List is the comprehensive document serving as the international standard for identifying substances and methods prohibited in sport.
The Global Drug Reference Online (Global DRO) provides athletes and support personnel with information about the prohibited status of specific medications based on the current World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) Prohibited List. Global DRO does not contain information on, or that applies to, any dietary supplements.
Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)HERE
In some situations, an athlete may have an illness or condition that requires the use of medication listed on the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Prohibited List. USADA can grant a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) in these situations in compliance with the World Anti-Doping Agency International Standard for TUEs.