Anti-Doping and Medical

What is Doping?

Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following anti-doping rule violations

Anti-Doping Rules

The WCF is committed to the eradication of doping from sport and to protect clean athletes. Doping can be harmful to an athletes health, damages the integrity of sport, and is morally and ethically wrong. All athletes participating in WCF competitions must abide by the WCF Anti-Doping Rules. The latest WCF Anti-Doping Rules v6.0 came into effect in September 2016.


The long-term solution to reduce doping is through effective prevention and clean sport values-based education programs to create a strong doping-free culture. The following education resources and tools are recommended by the WCF and are available on WADA’s website.

Prohibited List

Updated annually, the Prohibited List identifies the substances and methods prohibited to athletes in-and out-of-competition.

Checking Medication and Substances

The use of some medications is prohibited in curling. If you're an athlete and you get sick or injured or you need regular treatment for an ongoing condition, you need to check the Prohibited List of Substances and Methods whether your medication is permitted or not.

Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs)

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

WCF Testing Pools

The WCF identifies the criteria for Athletes designated for inclusion in the WCF Registered Testing Pool (RTP) and WCF Team Testing Pool (TTP). Below you will also find documents explaining the WCF Pyramid Testing model, and forms for athletes who wish to retire or return to competition.

ADAMS (Anti-Doping & Administration Management System)

How do I know if I need to provide whereabouts? If you are included in any of the WCF Testing Pools you will need to provide whereabouts in ADAMS (Anti-Doping & Administration Management System).

Testing Figures

The aim of testing athletes is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect the clean athletes. Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of WCF may be tested at any time, with no advance notice, in- or out-of-competition.

International Standards

The World Anti-Doping Code works in conjunction with five International Standards aimed at bringing harmonisation among anti-doping organisations in various technical

World Anti-Doping Code

Please find below the latest World Anti-Doping Codes. The 2015 Code will become effective as of 1 January 2015.

Anti-Doping & Medical News

News updates regarding anti-doping and medical information.

Anti-Doping Q&As

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Speak Up!

In order to protect clean athletes, the World Anti-Doping-Agency (WADA) encourages anyone who becomes aware of, or suspects, any breach of the WADA World Anti-Doping Code, to report such doping violation concerns in confidence via SPEAK UP! – A secure digital online platform.