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Zero Tolerance Anti-Doping Newsletter
Volume 2, Issue 7 - December 2005

In This Issue

Why Zero Tolerance?

USA Track & Field CEO Craig A. Masback and USATF President Bill Roe developed the plan in concert with the USATF Board of Directors in October 2003 by combining existing programs and USATF priorities with ambitious new initiatives. "Zero Tolerance" focuses on three goals: increasing efforts to catch and punish cheaters; expanding educational efforts and focusing the message on the theme that cheating is wrong and cheaters will be caught; and taking a more visible role on these issues.


WADA Introduces Doping Quiz - Test your Knowledge

WADA has announced the launch of their new Doping Quiz, an online interactive tool to educate athletes about the dangers and consequences of doping.

The Doping Quiz, an integral part of WADA's Athlete Outreach Program (as seen at the 2005 Helsinki World Championships), can be played in nine different languages, including English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Greek, Chinese, Portuguese, and Russian.

Test your knowledge about the fight against doping in sport and play the Doping Quiz.


2006 WADA Prohibited Substances List Effective 1/1/06

The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) 2006 Prohibited List will go into effect on January 1, 2006. Below are some of the key changes that may affect you directly. For the complete list, please go to www.wada-ama.org.

Substances and Methods Prohibited at All Times (In- and Out-of Competition)

S1. Anabolic Agents

1. Anabolic androgenic steroids

a. Exogenous
Desoxymethyltestosterone (designer steroid), methasterone, prostanozol and methyl-1-testosterone are added to the list of examples.

b. Endogenous
As described in the Explanatory Note of the 2005 List, that an Adverse Analytical Finding for 19-norandrosterone reported by a laboratory is sufficient proof and does not require further follow-up tests.

S5. Diuretics

Clarifies that drosperinone, a progestative with mild diuretic properties, is not prohibited (as indicated in the Explanatory Note of the 2005 Prohibited List).

Substances and Methods Prohibited In-Competition

S6. Stimulants

Adrenaline, which previously was exemplified in a footnote only, is now clearly named in the list of stimulants.

Some stimulants considered prohibited but not previously listed as examples in the 2004 and 2005 List, are re-introduced to the list of examples for clarification. Therefore, cropropamide, crotetamide, etamivan, heptaminol, isometheptene, and the isomers of methylamphetamine (levmethamfetamine, methamphetamine (D-), p- methamphetamine, ortetamine, phenpromethamine, propylhexedrine) are re-introduced as examples.

New examples of stimulants are added based on chemical structure or biological effect(s): cyclazodone, fenbutrazate, meclofenoxate, norfenefrine, octopamine, oxilofrine, pentetrazol, sibutramine.

S9. Glucocorticosteroids

Topical preparations, to treat aural/otic, nasal, buccal cavity and ophthalmic ailments, no longer require a Therapeutic Use Exemption due to a wide medical use and the absence of doping potential for these routes of administration.


2006 USADA Wallet Cards Are Now Available

USADA recently posted the 2006 USADA/WADA Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods Wallet Card online for athletes, coaches and trainers to download and print for reference. The Wallet Cards will also be available at various Visa Championship Series Events throughout the indoor and outdoor season.

Visit the USADA website for the updated Wallet Cards (PDF).

Please note that the list online is not complete and is subject to change. USATF recommends that athletes call the USADA Drug Reference line with questions about medications not listed on the Wallet Card at 1-800-233-0393.


Latest News

Reminder - Forms were due December 1

If you are currently in the USATF Out of Competition Drug Testing Pool, your Athlete Location Form for the 1st quarter was due to USADA by December 1, 2005. Forms are available online at the USADA website.

If you have not submitted your Athlete Location Form, you must do so ASAP to avoid the possibility of being charged with a missed test.

Athletes can submit their ALF online, if they have an email address on file with USADA or forms can also be submitted via fax - 719-785-2099.

If you have a question about the USATF Out of Competition Drug Testing Pool, please contact USATF's Melissa Beasley via email at Melissa.Beasley@usatf.org.

ATUE Reminder

If you need to take a medication that contains a prohibited substance, you must complete the proper paperwork - either an Abbreviated Therapeutic Use Exemption (ATUE) or a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) - before competing at an event where you could be subject to doping control.

ATUE & TUE forms and instructions can be found on the USADA website in the Athlete Express section or by contacting USATF's Melissa Beasley.

Also - remember, applications do expire, so please check your Certificate of Approval to know when your approval expires so that you can give yourself plenty of time to re-apply.

If you have questions regarding which form you need to complete, the application process or when your current approval certificate expires - please contact USADA's Camila Zardo at 719-785-2045.

Athletes Advantage

Get your advantage with USADA's Athlete's Advantage program, which provides tools and resources to athletes more easily comply with anti-doping rules and policies.

The Athlete's Advantage Toolkit is a handy three-ring calendar binder containing important USADA publications, and is available to athletes in the Out-of-Competition (OOC) testing program. USADA launched the Athlete's Advantage Online to help athletes in the OOC testing program to learn how and where to access anti-doping resources. Athletes in the OOC testing program can sign up to receive the Toolkit while going through the Online project, by e-mailing educationnews@usantidoping.org or calling (866) 601-2632 x 2044 or 719-785-2044. USADA publications are available to all athletes.

Get your advantage now by visiting www.usantidoping.org/advantage. For information about permitted and prohibited medications, use USADA's Drug Reference Online - www.usantidoping.org/dro, or call the Drug Reference Line at (800) 233-0393.


Upcoming U.S. Events

January 28 Reebok Boston Indoor Games, Boston, MA
February 3 Millrose Games, New York City, NY
February 11 Tyson Invitational, Fayetteville, AR
February 18-19 USA Cross Country Championships, New York City, NY
February 24-26 AT&T USA Indoor Track & Field Championships, Boston, MA
March 4-5 USA Indoor Combined Events Championships, Chapel Hill, NC
March 10-12 IAAF World Indoor Championships, Moscow, RUS
April 1-2 IAAF World Cross Country Championships, Fukuoka, JPN

Important Numbers

  • USADA Drug Reference Line - 800-233-0393 (toll free)
  • USATF Whistleblower Hotline - 866-809-8104 (toll free)
  • USATF Anti-Doping Liaison (Melissa Beasley) - 317-713-4650

Links to other Anti-Doping Websites

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