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.
Reveal 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.
2022 ITTF Anti-Doping Rules
There being no changes at the AGM or BOD meetings held in November 2021 in Houston, USA, the ITTF Anti-Doping Rules remain as in 2021: 2022 ITTF Anti-Doping Rules.
Prohibited List – important changes
However, since 1st January 2022, there is a new WADA’s Prohibited list in force, with stakeholders asked to note major modifications concerning the use of salbutamol and injectable glucocorticoids: 2022 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.
International Testing Agency
Role: Management and Implementation of the ITTF Anti-Doping Program
E-mail: [email protected]