The 2021 World Anti-Doping Code will enter into force on the 1st of January 2021 as well as the new IFF Anti-Doping Rules. The IFF Anti-Doping Rules 2021 are compliant with the World Anti-Doping Code 2021 and have been approved by the IFF Central Board.
- The World Anti-Doping Code is found here!
- All the related WADA International Standards are found here!
- IFF Anti-Doping rules 2021 are found here!
- The WADA Athlete’s Guide to significant changes in the Code is available here!
Major changes in the IFF Anti-Doping Rules (in accordance with the 2021 Code):
- More independence is mandatory for all Hearing Panels
- It will be made easier to recognise Therapeutic Use Exemptions that are approved by National Anti-Doping Organisations, which is easier for the athletes
- IFF to make possible adjustments to the current Testing Pool system, and the IFF Testing Pools 2021 will have a pyramid approach. IFF will continue not having a Registered Testing Pool as a starting point (with individual athlete whereabouts), will decrease the size of the current Testing Pool but will have a third Tier pool, the Other National Team Pool. More information here.
- There is more focus on Education and there needs to the an Anti-Doping Education Plan that is updated regularly
- Small changes in the definition of International-Level Athlete and the International-Level Athlete is defined by the IFF as follows (for the purpose of Testing & TUEs):
- Athletes included in the IFF Registered Testing Pool, Testing Pool and any other Pool established by IFF;
- Athletes who compete in the following official IFF Events: World Floorball Championships (WFC), U19 World Floorball Championships (U19 WFC), Euro Floorball Championships (EF), Champions Cup (CC) and WFC Qualifications.
The IFF Anti-Doping Rules 2021 can be downloaded here!