IFS Anti-Doping Code

IFS Anti-Doping Code is based on World Anti-Doping Agency(WADA)code and ratified in 2021.

On January 1, 2021, a new version of the IFS Anti-Doping Regulations was announced.

Prohibited List

WADA publishes annually a List of Prohibited Substances and Methods. It is valid from January 1 each year.

Before taking any medication, athletes are advised to check the Global Drug Reference website.
Global DRO provides athletes and support personnel with information about the anti-doping sratus of specific medications and ingredients based on the current WADA Prohibited List.

Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE)

Athletes may have illnesses or conditions that require them to take particular medications or undergo procedures.

If the medication required by the athlete to treat his/her illness or condition happens to be in the WADA Prohibited List, a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) may give that athlete the authorization to take the needed medicine or method.

To apply for TUE:

1)Fill in the IFS TUE form (download below)

2)Contact your physician or sports doctor to gather a complete medical file. Please provide an English translation.

3) Send all documents by email to the offices of the International Sumo Federation a minimum of 30 days prior to participating in a competition.


The Anti-Doping Administration & Management System(ADAMS) is a Web-based database management system that simplifies the daily activities of all stakeholders and athletes involved in the anti-doping system.
Use ADAMS for providing your Whereabouts infomation.
You can access ADAMS anytime and anywhewe online.

Educational Resources

The Anti-Doping e-Learning platform(ADeL) offers access to all topics related to clean sport and anti-doping.
It offers courses for athletes, coaches, doctors, administrators and anyone interrested in learning more about anti-doping and protecting the values of clean sport.
All the athletes who participate international competition need to compete the "ADeL".

Anti-Doping e-Learning (English)