Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes who need to use a prohibited substance or method for medical reason can submit an application for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

The possibility of submitting a TUE application can only be considered if there is no allowed alternative to the prohibited substance or prohibited method. Hence, it is the applicant’s duty to ensure that corresponding medical clarifications have been conducted beforehand.

Depending on the sport and on the athlete's highest performance level (inclusion in a testing pool), the TUE application must be submitted either to the respective International Federation or to Antidoping Switzerland. For testing pool athletes, a possible TUE has to be submitted in advance. For all other athletes a TUE needs only to be submitted retrospectively :