Structure & Policy


On the 1st of January 2021 a new world anti-doping code will come into effect. From this date Sport Ireland and those who have adopted Sport Ireland rules must comply with their responsibilities under the new code.

The policy of Gymnastics Ireland is that doping is contrary to the spirit of FAIR PLAY and all members have a responsibility to ensure that our sport is free of doping.

The following information regarding the new WADA 2021 Code is available at

  1. 2021 Irish Anti-Doping Rules which will come into effect on January 1st 2021.
  2. Irish Sport Anti-Doping Disciplinary Panel Procedures which will come into effect on January 1st 2021.

Summary of changes between the 2015 Irish Anti-Doping Rules and the 2021 Irish Anti-Doping Rules.

Download Sport Ireland 2024 Anti-Doping Wallet Card here...


For further information on Ant-Doping, please refer to Sport Ireland - which will cover such areas as;

  • What Happens In A Drug Test?
  • How to check your medications?

Sport Ireland launched a new medicine checker on 11th Jan 2023. Athletes must check all of their over the counter and prescription medication. All medications purchased in the Republic of Ireland must be checked on the new medicine checker website Medications purchased in Northern Ireland or the United Kingdom can be checked on

  • Prohibited List
  • Supplements & Nutrition
  • Results Management
  • Anti-Doping Rule Violations

2024 Prohibited List

Annually the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) publishes a Prohibited List which comes into effect on January 1st each year – click here for the 2024 Prohibited List.

Therapeutic Use Exemption

Gymnasts, like all others have illness or conditions that require them to take particular medications. All gymnasts should check their prescribed and over the counter medications to see if they are permitted. If the medication you require falls under the World Anti- Doping Agency prohibited list, you may need to apply for a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).

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