At all times, you should protect yourself against an inadvertent violation:
- Check all medications and products before taking them to ensure they do not contain banned ingredients.
- Do not take supplements and if you do, minimize your risk.
- Always comply with testing requests when you are notified for doping control.
- Use the chart below to determine what kind of athlete you are for the purposes of anti-doping, and know what responsibilities you have as a result, including whereabouts and medical exemption requirements.
|Athletes who:||Are called:||How do I know?||What do I need to do?|
|Are included in their International Federation’s (IF) Registered Testing Pool (RTP)||IF-RTP athletes||Check with your IF (see WADA’s list of IFs)||Submit whereabouts Apply for TUE if necessary|
|Meet their International Federation’s (IF) criteria for an international-level athlete and/or compete in any major games event, but are not included in the IF Registered Testing Pool||International-level athletes||If you are competing outside Canada in the near future||Apply for TUE if necessary|
|Are in the CCES Registered Testing Pool (RTP)||N-RTP athletes||Check the CCES RTP||Submit whereabouts Apply for TUE if necessary|
|Are in the CCES National Athlete Pool (NAP)||NAP athletes||Check with your NSO||Apply for TUE if necessary|
|Are not in a Registered Testing Pool, and compete only in Canada (e.g., junior football, CIS, CCAA, Canada Games)||Domestic athletes or student-athletes||If none of the above||No specific requirements in advance of doping control|