Drug Testing Protocol

Drug Testing Protocol

Post by Isaac Sei » Thu, 23 Dec 1993 00:11:02


The following is provided for the information of the newsgroup.

Guidelines for Drug Testing
(from Program Australian Open Championships 1993)

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All testing officials must wear identification badges.  If you
are selected for a drug test the following will occur:

*       Immediately after the event a chaperone will notify you of
your selection.  The chaperone will provide you with an
information sheet outlining the testing procedures and you
rights in relation to the test.  You will be asked to sign a
notification form acknowledging receipt of this information
sheet.

*       You are permitted to complete a warm-down, participate in
medal presentations, compete in futher events or fulfil media
commitments if required.  At all times you must be accompanied
by the chaperone.

*       You are entitled to have a representative present
(generally your manager or coach).  The chaperone will accompany
you to notify your manager, coach or other people you wish to
inform, eg family.

*       As soon as possible after completing your event you must
accompany the chaperone to the Drug Control Area and report to
the Drug Control Official (DCO) who is supervising the testing.

*       You should not consume any unsealed drinks.  You will be
provided with sealed, canned drinks (non-caffeine) when you
report to the Drug Control Area.  You should open them yourself
and once opened, be responsible for them.  Any food or drink you
consume is consumed at your own risk and is not grounds for
challenging a test result.

*       When you feel ready to provide a urine sample you must
notify the DCO.

*       The DCO will ask you to select a sample collection
container which you should ensure is sealed.

*       A chaperone of the same sex will accompany you to the
toilet and in direct view, witness you providing a urine sample
of at least 80ml.

*       Until the urine sample is sealed you are the only person
who SHOULD handle the container.

*       The DCO will supervise the procedure of selecting a set of
Envopaks, checking the bottles, pouring the sample and resealing
the Envopaks.  Only you handle the sample collection container
and Envopaks containing the sample bottle.

*       The DCO completes the Drug Testing Form, recording contact
information and recording the Envopak and Seal numbers.  You
will be asked to declare any medications you have taken in the
past week.

*       Both you and your representative must check the information
and numbers and, if satisfied, sign the form.

*       You will be given a copy of the form for your records.  The
laboratory will be sent only the section detailing the sample,
seals and medications to protect your privacy.

*       You are then free to go.  The samples will be sent to the
IOC accredited laboratory and the results will be sent to you
within three weeks.  The sample will be screened for the IOC
Medical Commission list of Doping Classes and Methods.

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Drug Testing Protocol

Post by Geoff La » Thu, 23 Dec 1993 07:35:06

Does anyone out there have a list of prohibited substances?

Thanks

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Drug Testing Protocol

Post by Paul Big-Ears Men » Fri, 24 Dec 1993 15:54:10

    >Does anyone out there have a list of prohibited substances?

From "The Handbook of Swimming" by David Wilkie (UK Ex Olympic IM &
Gold Medal ***stroker in '76) and Kelvin Juba, the

    "...list of substances banned by the world governing body F.I.N.A. :

    Psychomotor stimulant ***
        amphetamine
        benzphetamine
        chlophetamine
        *** (?)
        diethylpropion
        dimethylamphetamine
        ethylamphetamine
        fencamfamin
        meclofenoxate
        methylamphetamine
        methylphenidate
        norpseudophedrine
        pemoline
        phendimetrazine
        phenmetrazine
        phentermine
        pipragol
        and related compounds (?)

    Sympathomimetic amines
        chlorprenaline
        ephedrine
        etafedrine
        isoetharine
        isoprenaline
        methoxyphenamine
        methylephedrine
        and related compounds

    Miscellaneous central nervous system stimulants
        amiphenazole
        bemigride
        caffeine
        cropopamide
        doxapram
        ethamivan
        leptazol
        nikethamide
        picrotoxine
        strychnine (Hey Wow! What a stimulant!)
        and related compounds

    Narcotic analgesics
        anileridine
        codeine
        dextromoramide
        dihydrocodeine
        dipipanone
        ethylmorphine
        ***          (Huh?)
        hydrocodone
        hydromorphone
        levorphanol
        methadone
        morphine
        oxocodone
        oxomorphone
        pentazocine
        pininodine
        thebacon        (And where's thecheese??)
        trimeperidine
        and related compunds

    Anabolic steroids
        clostebol
        dehydrochlormethyltestesterone (sic)    (Whata Maoffull)
        fluoxymesterone
        mesterolone
        metenolone
        methandienone
        methyltestosterone
        nandolone
        norethandrolone
        oxymesterone
        oxymetholone
        testosterone
        and related compounds"

I don't apologise for any transcription errors, so pendants - naff off!

It's interesting to note that most "social ***" (except origano, unless it
has a fancy alias) are on the banned list too.  I guess this is to `punish'
all those *** people who have too much money and time to spare, living
it up on the `dark side'.

Apart from recognising the "social ***" in the list, I wouldn't know
if I'm absorbing any of the others even if they ran over me.  I might
know about strychnine (posthumously) - it really is amusing what's on the
list :-)

As for caffeine, this is what they say:

    "Caffeine is now on the list of prohibited substances but the quantity
    of caffeine obtained from coffee is minimal and would require about 30
    cups to be drunk prior to a race [to effect a DQ I presume - pnm]."

As for the unwitting druggies:

    "Most difficulties over the years have come from swimmers at international
    level who are innocently taking banned substances in respiratory
    decongestants or using eye drops which contain sympathomimetics, for
    reliefe of conjuntivitis."

I'm sure the list above is now larger.  I'm sure not many would know what they
were even if they were rammed down their throats.  Me?  I've got problems
just staying afloat to even worry about how fast I'm going :-)  I've got
negative buoyancy.  I had one of those fat content measurements a cuppla weeks
back, and it confirmed my swim-like-a-brick status - I've got 4.6% of fat
on me!!!  Oh well, there's always the bike & run legs in the triathlons :-)

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