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28 January 2004, 09:25 am
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ISAF Anti-Doping Policy

Following the acceptance of the World Anti-Doping Code in 2003 by all International Sports Federations, National Anti-Doping Organizations and many Governments, there have been several changes made within ISAF to our Anti-Doping policies and procedures.
ISAF Regulation 21 - Anti-Doping Code has been completely revised following a template, which all International Sports Federations are now using.

Regulation 21 starts on page 61 of the Regulations Section of the 2004 Yearbook, which is available from the ISAF Secretariat, and includes a revised List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. The List is now divided into two sections, one for In-Competition only, and the other for substances prohibited both In-and Out-of-Competition.

Another new procedure within the List is the inclusion of a Specified Substances section. Items in this section are considered particularly susceptible to unintentional anti-doping rule violations and carry reduced sanctions.

Another further change within the Regulations to bring to the attention of athletes, is the change to the Dispensation & Declaration procedure for sailors requesting exemption to take medication which is on the Prohibited List. This procedure has been simplified and renamed. There is more information on this item under Regulation 21.4.3 - Therapeutic Use.

Further information and advice can also be found on the ISAF Website at

The full regulations are available online at the address below.

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