■ ISU Guides

■ ISU Anti-Doping Program

The main axes of CLEAN SPORT are testing, prevention and education.

The ISU Clean Sport obligations is not limited to only Anti-Doping control but also includes one’s responsibility towards integrity, fair play & ethics which are part of the ISU Principles & Values.

The ISU Anti-Doping Rules and ISU Anti-Doping Procedures are compiled in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code and shall apply to all Anti-Doping Activities over which the ISU and its Members have jurisdiction.

The ISU has a comprehensive year-round, in and out of competition testing program, that incorporates both urine and blood testing and the Athlete Biological Passport (ABP), which monitor longitudinal hematological and steroidal profile. The testing procedures, rights & responsibilities during Doping control can be found here - ISU Testing Procedures.

All Skaters including but not limited to the  International-Level Skaters (click to view the specific provisions for International-Level Skaters) have the following 'Rights & Responsibilities'. These also include the rights & responsibilities of their support personnel. It is also important for the Skaters to be aware of the Consequences of Doping if their actions (or lack of)  lead to an Anti-Doping Rule Violations and its corresponding sanctions.


The ISU Pure as Ice Program stands for doping-free sport with a goal of prevention through Education. Its objective is to prevent intentional or unintentional use of prohibited substances or methods by athletes and to preserve the spirit and integrity of sport and athletes. Any Education & Clean Sport related rights, responsibilities, information, eLearning content, brochures, quizzes, webinars, etc. can be found on the Pure as Ice section of our website.

■ Prohibited Substances & Methods

WADA publishes annually a List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. It is valid from January 1 each year.

Prohibited List 2024
Explanatory Note
Monitoring Program


In order for athletes to check whether medications that they take, or are considering taking, contain prohibited substances, many ADOs have compiled databases and/or lists for athletes to check medications. Here is a link to such a website: http://www.globaldro.com/

The ISU holds no responsibility for the accuracy or completeness of the information provided by this website. Athletes should check with their doctor in case of any doubts.

Further information on specific Substances, Methods, Medical Treatment, Dietary and Nutritional Supplements is available on the WADA website.


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The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System (ADAMS) is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.

Use ADAMS for providing your Whereabouts information. You can access ADAMS anytime and anywhere online or on the ADAMS app availaible on Apple and Android devices.

■ ISU Policy

■ Program Statistics

■ Therapeutic Use Exemptions

Skaters, like anyone else, may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications. If Skaters are required to take the substances or methods for their treatment which are on the WADA List of Prohibited Substances & Methods, they may ask for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) to giving them authorization to take the medicine or use a method. The TUE may be granted either by the ISU or by the National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO), depending on the status-level of the Skater as explained in the ISU TUE Policy documents.

Visit the WADA website Therapeutic Use Exemptions for complementary information such as:
- Checklists to provide guidance and support to athletes, their physicians and Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) during the TUE application process
- Medical Information to Support the Decisions of Therapeutic Use Exemption Committees (TUECs) / TUE Physician Guidelines