Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)

Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications.


If you are an International-Level Athlete (see definition below) and have an illness or condition that requires a medication containing a substance that is on the Prohibited List, you must apply to WCF for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) using the WCF TUE Application Form (see below). Before you do this, you should ask your doctor if there are any suitable permitted alternative treatments.

All TUE Application Forms, along with medical documentation to support the application, must be sent to the WCF TUE Committee by email to or fax: +44 1738 451641

In order to ensure the application can be processed efficiently, please include sufficient information to support the diagnosis including physicians’ notes, laboratory and/or test results and any imaging results.


The WCF defines an INTERNATIONAL LEVEL ATHLETE as: Athletes who compete in the Olympic Winter Games, Paralympic Winter Games, any of the following WCF International Events and who are included in the WCF Registered Testing Pool (RTP) and WCF Team Testing Pool (TTP):

  • World Men’s Curling Championship
  • World Women’s Curling Championship
  • World Junior Curling Championships
  • World Wheelchair Curling Championships
  • World Mixed Doubles Curling Championships
  • European Curling Championships
  • Pacific-Asia Curling Championships
  • Americas Challenge
  • Olympic Qualifying Event
  • Curling World Cup
  • The WCF defines a NATIONAL LEVEL ATHLETE as:

    Athletes participating in non-sanctioned events or events organised by the WCF but are NOT considered International Events for the purpose of the WCF Anti-Doping Rules, see below, should apply for a TUE to their National Antidoping Organization (NADO) in accordance with the NADO rules and request recognition of the TUE from the WCF.
  • World Senior Curling Championships
  • World Junior B Curling Championships
  • World Wheelchair B Curling Championship
  • World Mixed Curling Championship
  • TUE approvals issued by NADOs for International-Level Athletes who are not included in the WCF RTP or TTP, are automatically recognised. Please make sure that the TUE approval is either saved by your NADO in ADAMS or submitted to the WCF

    Athletes are advised not to take any prohibited substance without a valid TUE but any established treatment should not be stopped and any urgent medication should be started. In these circumstances submission of a TUE Application and medical evidence must be submitted quickly.

    If the TUE is granted, you will be permitted to use the medication without committing an Anti-Doping Rule Violation (ADRV) during the period of validity of the TUE.
     TUE List of Events 2018-2019
     TUE Application Form
     Medical Info to Support TUE Application
     TUE - Minimum Requirements for Asthma
     WADA TUE Guidelines (Version 8)
      International Standard for Therapeutic Use Exemptions
     At a Glance – Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)
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