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Anti-Doping Resources

As you prepare for your upcoming competition, here are some resources that may save you from making a mistake that could jeopardize your athletic career:

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USADA Test Alert Card
(PDF)
www.usada.org/go/testalert

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USADA Doping Control Process

www.usada.org/what/process/

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Drug Reference Online

www.usada.org/dro

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Drug Reference Line™
1-800-233-0393

The use of nutritional or dietary supplements is completely at the athlete's own risk - even if the supplement label says "approved" or "verified." USADA's drug reference resources DO NOT provide information about dietary supplements.

Athletes who participate in this competition are subject to drug testing performed by the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) in accordance with the USADA Protocol for Olympic Movement Testing.

BE ALERT - Knowing your rights and responsibilities may save you from making a mistake that could jeopardize your athletic career. The use of ALL dietary supplements is "at the athlete's own risk of committing a doping violation." Please see page 50 of the Guide to Prohibited Substance and Prohibited Methods of Doping (PDF) (www.usada.org/go/prohibitedguide) for additional information on dietary supplements. Check out the Test Alert Card (PDF) (www.usada.org/go/testalert) for key details every athlete should know prior to competing.

BE AWARE - Testing may take place at any time or after any round - preliminary, qualifying, or final - USADA typically selects place finishers and random athletes. Athletes have 60 minutes from the time they are notified of being selected for testing to arrive at the Doping Control Station and will be accompanied by a chaperone during that time.

BE CLEAN - Checking to see if the medication you take is allowed could be the difference between passing your test and serving a doping ban. A search on USADA's easy-to-use Drug Reference Online(www.usada.org/dro) or a quick call to USADA's Drug Reference Line™ (1-800-233-0393) and following-up with any necessary forms is all it takes to pass with flying colors.

BE INFORMED - Watching USADA's short testing video will familiarize you with the drug testing process (www.usada.org/what/process/). When making travel arrangements please allow enough time for drug testing at the end of your event. This will include providing a sample and processing paperwork.

The adjudication of anti-doping rule violations or refusals to test will be carried out by USADA. Athletes found to have committed a doping violation will be disciplined according to penalties specified by the World Anti-Doping Code and, if appropriate, applicable IAAF rules. Such penalties may result in a period of ineligibility as well as disqualification from the event.

BE AWARE. BE INFORMED. BE ALERT. BE CLEAN.
USADA is here to help you PASS WITH FLYING COLORS.

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