Skate Canada - Western Ontario
The following page has been assembled from presentations given by the Western Ontario Sport Sciences Committee. We hope you find it useful as an overview on an emerging topic that may impact our skaters as they progress through the competitive system.
The 3 topics featured below
The role the Sport Sciences
Committee plays in the Section
Asthma Medications - inhalers
Classes of Drugs Subject to Certain Restrictions
The use of corticosteroids is limited to topical use (creams etc.), inhalation (e.g. in asthma rhinitis) and local or intra-articular injections. Of the Beta 2 agonists, only salbutamol, terbutaline and salmeterol are permitted and only by inhalation. Written notification of insulin dependent diabetes must be submitted to the ISU Secretariat by the skaterís endocrinologist or team physician. (sec. 1.2.3)
The administration and use of corticosteroids or Beta 2 agonists as listed must be reported on the ISU Medical Notification Form which must be given to the ISU Medical Advisor or the ISU Representative PRIOR to the competition. Such written report will be recorded on the doping control form. (sec. 1.2.4)
Each skater requiring Beta 2 agonists or inhaled corticosteroids for asthma must submit a letter, to the ISU Secretariat, from a respiratory physician or team physician at the beginning of each season. (sec. 1.2.5)
What is Doping? (Based on ISU Communication No. 1030)
Defined as the deliberate or inadvertent use by an athlete of a substance or method banned by the International Olympic Committee (IOC ).
Doping is also prohibited by international and Canadian Sport Governing Bodies and Sport Canada.
ISU - Anti-Doping Rules
Defined as the use of artifice, whether substance or method, potentially dangerous to athletesí health and/or capable of enhancing their performances, or the presence in the athletesí body of a substance, or ascertainment of the use of a method on the list annexed to the Olympic Movement Anti-Doping Code (sec 1.2.1)
This Code applies to all athletes, coaches, instructors, officials, and to all medical and paramedical staff working with athletes or treating athletes participating in or training of sports competitions organized within the framework of the ISU. (sec. 1.2.1)
Selection for Doping Control
1. Announced - prescheduled tests that are conducted at the time of competitions or at identified training camps.
2. Unannounced - athletes may be selected at any time during the year.
ISU Championships - the following
minimal Doping Control tests will be carried out in both Junior and Senior
categories. (sec. 2.2)
Banned, Restricted and Permitted Substances and Methods
5 categories of substances banned
by the IOC.
Banned Doping Methods:
Doping Control Statistics for All Canadian Athletes (Statistics Based on CCES Results for 1999)
Competition Selection (Synchro)
Unannounced Doping Control
Advised for all WOS Figure Skating Clubs
First Aid Courses (Based on Skate Canada Requirements Mar/99)
The St. Johnís Ambulance and
Red Cross courses continue to be the preferred first aid courses. However,
in extenuating circumstances (most commonly geographic limitations or
job related courses) other first aid courses may be considered for approval
by the Section Coaching Committee and consequently be submitted for the
purpose of certification and accreditation.
Courses other than St Johnís
or Red Cross must satisfy the following five (5) criteria in order
to be approved:
Coaches who are an active member of a group of licensed health care professionals (e.g. Fire Fighters, Nurses, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Police, Athletic Therapists, etc.) are not required to complete an additional first aid course for the purposes of certification and accreditation. The Coaching Department will investigate these requests as they arise in order to determine if the coachís previous first aid training does in fact meet the minimum criteria.