The objectives of doping control are to preserve the dignity of Olympic sport and to protect the fundamental right of athletes to participate in doping-free sport, thereby promoting health, serenity and equality in competition.
The EOC has delegated the independent management of the Winter EYOF 2023 anti-doping program to the International Testing Agency (ITA). ITA’s mission is to manage fair and transparent anti-doping programs, independent from sporting or political powers, for International Federations, Major Event Organisers and all other anti-doping organisations requesting support.
- for general information on anti-doping refer to Introduction to anti-doping – The European Olympic Committees (eurolympic.org)
In association with WADA (the World Anti-Doping Agency) and ITA, the EOC is dedicated to complying with world Clean Sport regulations and helping to educate and inform athletes and coaches about its importance and how to effectively follow Clean Sport requirements
If the medication or method an athlete is required to use to treat an illness or condition is prohibited as per WADA’s Prohibited List, a TUE will give that athlete the authorisation to use that substance or method while competing without invoking an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) and applicable sanction. A panel of physicians, the TUE Committee (TUEC), evaluates applications for TUEs.
Please kindly note that all updated information related to the TUE process can be found on: Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) – European Youth Olympic Winter Festival (EYOF) – International Testing Agency (ita.sport).