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Doping

The World Anti-Doping Agency WADA annually publishes its Prohibited List. The rules also apply to footballers, and players playing in Finnish top divisions are occasionally tested.

An athlete is always personally responsible for the agents they use, and ignorance is not an acceptable reason for a doping violation. If you are uncertain whether a medicinal agent you are using might be prohibited, you should always consult your doctor first. You can review the Prohibited List and the doping rules on the site of the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports (FINCIS), the party responsible for doping control in Finland.

If a permitted medication is not available for maintaining health or treating a disease, it is possible to apply for an exemption. In Finland, you must apply for an exemption if you play international games or in Veikkausliiga, Ykkönen, Kakkonen or Naisten Liiga. For additional information about how to apply for an exemption, visit here.

Doping control is important for clean players. The Players Union cooperates closely with the Finnish Center for Integrity in Sports and supports clean and fair sports in all ways.

Dopingtestit ovat osa pelaajan arkea. Pelaajalla on vastuu siitä, mitä aineita omasta kropasta löytyy ja siksi kannattaa aina tarkastaa lääkäriltä ja myös itse Kielletyjen ja sallittujen -luettelosta, voiko jotain ainetta tai menetelmää käyttää. Testaus on rehellisten urheilijoiden etu. 

Maija Saari