The International Table Tennis Federation was founded in 1926. Since then, one characteristic has been common to most of our World and Olympic Champions: Fair Play.

Fair Play includes the fight against doping.

The use of doping substances or doping methods to enhance performance is fundamentally wrong and is detrimental to the overall spirit of sport. Drug misuse can be harmful to an athlete’s health and to other athletes competing in table tennis, or in any other sport. It severely damages the integrity, image and value of sport, whether or not the motivation to use drugs is to improve performance.

To achieve integrity and fairness in sport, a commitment to a clean field of play is critical. The ITTF seeks to maintain the integrity of table tennis by running a comprehensive anti-doping program that focuses equally on education/prevention and on testing, with consequent sanctioning of those who break the rules.

This July 2023, The International Testing Agency (ITA) is hosting a series of webinars, inviting the entire table tennis family. Players, coaches and all involved are strongly advised to attend the webinars; conducted in English, with simultaneous translation being available in Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish. Those who attend all five sessions will receive a certificate from the ITA. Please visit this link for more information on how to register for the sessions.

is a platform where you can share information about doping suspicion in a completely anonymous and secure manner – managed independently by the International Testing Agency (ITA). Every piece of information is important in the fight for clean sport and through REVEAL you can support the investigation of anti-doping rule violations or criminal behaviour.

2023 ITTF Anti-Doping Rules

There have been minimal changes at the BOD meeting held on 4th December 2022 in Amman, Jordan, in relation to anti-doping matters, mainly related to education. The ITTF Anti-Doping Rules are permanently available within the ITTF Handbook: ITTF Handbook.

Prohibited List – important changes

However, since 1st January 2023, there is a new WADA’s Prohibited list in force, with stakeholders asked to note new additions to the list of anabolic agents listed as prohibited, and new examples of stimulants. Some new medications have been added as well. There are a number of other important changes, therefore, we do recommend everyone to review the medicaments that may be eventually being utilised as of 1st January 2023. For more details, please watch this small video of ITA. You can find the 2023 prohibited list here 2023 Prohibited List from WADA.

Therapeutical Use Exemption (TUE)

Please, find here the relevant information about Therapeutic Use Exemption Process.

International Level Athlete

Please note also the new definition of International Level Athlete.

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