MSA Anti Doping(Extract from Appendix L (Paragraph 5) of the General Competition Rules (GCR’s)
Using drugs to enhance performance is against the rules laid down by the governing bodies of most recognized sports. It damages the image and value of the sport, and contravenes the fundamental principles of sportsmanship and fair competition. It is the responsibility of all competitors and officials to ensure at all times that they are aware of what they put into their bodies.
No exceptions to the rules will be tolerated.
- MSA will not condone the use of any substance identified on the WADA and/or any other prohibited list, unless a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) has been issued by SAIDS and/or the relevant International Controlling body.
- Full details of doping regulations are contained in the WADA Anti-Doping Code.
- Sporting commissions are requested to consult with the Medical Panel with a view to initiating doping prevention programmes in their individual categories.
- Suspicion of competitors using prohibited substances should be communicated to the MSA Operations Manager.
- Any competitor found guilty of a doping offence will face penalties.
- A link to the WADA and SAIDS websites is available on the MSA Website.
- Should a competitor not be sure of a substance they are taking it is their responsibility to contact MSA and/or the relevant authorities to confirm whether the substance is acceptable or not.
The use of Ventolin (Salbutamol), Seretide and Salmeterol inhalers is no longer prohibited. Symbicord (Formoterol & Budesonide) is prohibited, For every other prohibited medication/s rules still apply i.e. ADD/ADHD; Hypertension; Diabetes etc.