The Irish Surfing Association is committed to the National Anti- Doping Program, established by the Sport Ireland over a decade ago to combat doping in sport in Ireland. The National Anti-Doping Programme acts to protect Ireland's sporting integrity against the threat of doping. The program aims to ensure athletes participate in an environment that promotes the spirit of sport and is drug free. The National Anti Doping Program is compliant with the World Anti Doping Association (WADA) Code.
The Irish Anti Doping Unit regularly tests surfers at our contests and training camps. If you are a competitive surfer you must make yourself familiar with the anti-doping rules and procedures. You are solely responsible for any banned substance you use, attempt to use, or is found in your system regardless of how it got there and whether there was an intention to cheat or not. Any surfer can be tested when taking part in an Irish Surfing contest or training camp. For that reason it is essential that you make yourself familiar with the rules and procedures.
Anti Doping Rules
What Happens In A Drug Test
Sport Irelands e-Learning programme covers all the key topics in anti-doping that athletes and athlete support personnel need to be aware of. The following topics are covered.
- Anti-doping rule violations
- Testing procedures blood & urine
- How to check medications
- Therapeutic Use Exemptions
- The risk of supplements and herbal remedies
- Consequences of doping