Anti-Doping Policy

Athletics Ireland has adopted the Sports Anti-Doping Rules which are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code. Athletics Ireland strongly recommends that all High Performance athletes become familiar with their rights and responsibilities in relation to anti-doping programmes and act according. Athletics Ireland condemns the use of banned substances and unethical methods to improve the performance of athletes in sport. We support a fair and equitable competition environment and doping does not promote the good health and safe welfare of athletes. We believe that any illegal substances and methods are against the spirit of sport and will bring the Sport of Athletics into disrepute and accordingly have zero tolerance for such practices. The 2015 Irish Anti-doping Rules are available here.

Anti-doping Update 2015

How to check your medication here

Prohibited List here

Athletics Ireland Anti-doping Officer: Gill Brosnan. Email: Phone: 0872252439

Anti-Doping Rule Violations

The Lab finding evidence of the use of a prohibited substance or method in your sample is an Anti-Doping Rule Violation, but did you know the following are also rule violations:

Use or Attempted Use by an Athlete of a prohibited substance or method Refusing to provide a sample when requested Tampering or Attempted Tampering with any part of the drug testing procedures Possession of prohibited substance or method Trafficking or Attempted administration of any prohibited substances or method Administration or Attempted administration of any prohibited substances or method Committing three whereabouts failures in eighteen months.