Paralympic Winter Games
04 - 13 March

Information on this page provides a summary of key information for National Paralympic Committees, National Anti-Doping Organisations and International Federations ahead of the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games. 

For more detailed information, please refer to the IPC Anti-Doping Code and the Beijing 2022 Doping Control Guidebook.

IPC ANTI-DOPING CODE

The IPC Anti-Doping Code applies during the Games period (25 February to 13 March 2022). 

Please note that the Code distinguishes the rules that apply to the IPC’s dual roles as a Major Event Organisation and an International Federation (for 10 Para sports).  Part 2 of the Code, the IPC Games Rules, applies specifically to Paralympic Games events. All participants accept the IPC Anti-Doping Code as a condition of participation in the Beijing 2022 Paralympic Games and are presumed to have agreed to comply with it.

BEIJING 2022 DOPING CONTROL GUIDEBOOK

Beijing 2022 has prepared the Doping Control Guidebook to give Games participants information about the anti-doping programme and how it will be conducted. It complements the IPC Anti-Doping Code but does not replace or supersede it.

 

2022 PROHIBITED LIST

Be aware of significant changes made to the 2022 Prohibited List that came into force on 1 January 2022. Please ensure athletes and support personnel are informed of these changes, to avoid being caught out at the Beijing 2022 Games. You can learn more about the changes on the IPC’s anti-doping home page

 

KEY DATES FOR BEIJING 2022

18 February 2022

  • Existing TUEs must be submitted to IPC for review by this date

  • Athletes requiring a new TUE must apply to IPC from this date

25 February 2022

Opening of the Games Village (start of the Games period)

4 March 2022

Beijing 2022 Opening Ceremony

13 March 2022

Closing Ceremony (end of the Games period)

 

DOPING CONTROL

The Games period, during which the IPC has testing authority over all athletes (including guides) competing at the Games, is from 25 February 2022 (the day the Athlete’s Village opens) up to and including 13 March 2022 (the day of the Closing Ceremony).

The IPC has delegated sample collection authority to Beijing 2022 for the Games.

Points to note:

  • The definition of the In-Competition period for testing changed when the revised 2021 Code came into force.  It now commences at 23:59pm the day before a competition, through to the end of such competition, including any related sample collection process. 
    Note that a “competition” is defined as a single event for doping control purposes, so for example, a football 5-a-side match on any given day is a single event or competition (as well as being part of the broader football 5-a-side competition that runs over multiple days). 

  • If athletes are staying outside of the Paralympic Village (including in satellite villages) it is the NPCs’ responsibility to provide transport to their accommodation after they have completed doping control.

  • On the final day of competition athletes must complete doping control before attending the Closing Ceremony.

ATHLETE WHEREABOUTS

All athletes included in a testing pool during the Games period must continue to maintain accurate and up-to-date whereabouts information as is normally required.  Athletes must include accommodation details whilst in China, such as room numbers if staying in the Athletes’ Village.

For athletes not included in a testing pool, the IPC requires NPCs to provide whereabouts information during the Games period, including travel schedules, rooming list allocations (for inside and outside the Athletes’ Village) and training schedules.

An IPC whereabouts form excel template is available for NPCs to provide this information.  The use of this form is not mandatory – NPCs may choose to submit the information in another format as long as the required information is provided.

THERAPEUTIC USE EXEMPTIONS

From 18 February until 13 March 2022 all athletes registered to compete at the Games will require a TUE in advance of taking any medication that contains a prohibited substance or method. Retroactive TUEs will apply in the event of a medical emergency or treatment for an acute medical condition.  The 18 February is a key date regarding TUE applications as follows:

  • Prior to 18 February 2022 – athletes should follow the rules and guidance of their NADO or IF regarding TUE requirements.

  • By 18 February 2022 – existing TUEs must be submitted to the IPC for review, in ADAMS

  • From 18 February 2022 – all new TUE applications must be submitted to the IPC TUE Committee for approval, either through ADAMS or by email to [email protected].

Note that if an athlete’s TUE expires during the Games period and the IPC is not also the IF for the sport, please renew the TUE with their NADO or IF prior to 18 February 2022 (as the IPC only has jurisdiction to issue TUEs for the Games period).

BEIJING 2022 EDUCATION

A range of resources are available to help educate athletes and support personnel about anti-doping in the lead up to (and during) the Games.

The IPC has again collaborated with WADA to develop a Beijing 2022 Paralympics e-learning course. This is available on WADA’s anti-doping and education learning (ADEL) platform.

All athletes, guides, coaches and other support personnel are encouraged to complete this e-learning prior to departing for China. The course is currently available in English, French and Spanish. 

PLAYTRUE2020 – TOKYO 2020 LEGACY PROJECT

PlayTrue2020 is a Tokyo 2020 legacy project that was led by the Government of Japan and the Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA). PlayTrue2020 initiated a range of sport values projects including the ‘Real Champion Education Package’ which includes a short animation, a poster and a leaflet that provide an easy to understand explanation of the doping control process.

Click here to download the Doping Control Leaflet

Click here to request a print quality version of the Doping Control Poster from the PlayTrue2020 website

Visit the PlayTrue2020 website for more tools and resources that promote clean sport values.

REPORTING SUSPICIONS ABOUT DOPING

The IPC has partnered with the World Anti-Doping Agency’s Speak Up programme, which receives and processes information about potential doping in Paralympic sports.

Any individual or organisation who has suspicions or direct knowledge of any activity that goes against the principles of clean sport at the Paralympic Games (or anywhere) has a responsibility to report it.  Information received via the Speak Up programme is treated in the strictest confidence.