The fight against doping is of top priority for the International Wushu Federation (IWUF), which has established a zero-tolerance policy for cheating in Wushu in order to protect “Wude-wushu moralities”. With the development of its Anti-Doping program, IWUF is currently carried out in close cooperation with the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) and other related Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs).
Since 2012, IWUF has started doping control during major events for in-competition tests and created the Registered Testing Pool (RTP) and Testing pool (TP) for out-of-competition tests and is traditionally carried out by the national anti-doping agencies as sample collection agencies.
IWUF conducted in-competition testing during the World Wushu Championships, World Junior Wushu Championships and Sanda World Cup and 100 % of the samples were urine samples till 2019. A total of 17 Adverse Analytical Findings (AAFs) of samples were found out which were collected issued by the IWUF by the end of 2019. This shows the importance for IWUF to strength its doping control related work in the future.
The IWUF have started Anti-Doping Outreach Program themed “Keep Wushu Clean” to promoting anti-doping knowledge in accordance with “Wude-wushu moralities” during the major events since 2014.
IWUF has organized Education Outreach during the 13th to 15th World Wushu Championships, 5th to 7th World Junior Wushu Championships and 8th to 9th Sanda World Cup from 2014 to 2019. 8 activities in total have been delivered successfully until now.
IWUF has kept improving the Outreach by having various interactions with athletes and their entourage, like signing on the roll-ups, taking pictures, answering WADA play-true quizzes etc. IWUF also collaborated with Chinese Anti-Doping Agency (CHINADA) to deliver the Outreach during the 15th World Wushu Championships in 2019. It is the first time that IWUF has held a hand with a National Anti-Doping Organization to carry out outreach activities in an international competition. With the help of CHINADA, we have reached a milestone of Anti-Doping Outreach Program by having 3000 participants since 2014 till the end of 2019.
IWUF has followed the WADA enhanced Code Compliance Monitoring Program which was a new program since 2017. By following this program, IWUF improves and perfect its Anti-Doping Program and provide more services for its athletes and related personnel, including the risk assessment program, result management process and education program etc.
As required by WADA, the IWUF has devoted much of its efforts towards implementing the 2015 WADA Code and IWUF 2015 Anti-Doping Rules and WADA International Standards for its Anti-Doping Program.
WADA will implement its new code on 1st January 2021, and this requires all International Federations (IFs) to prepare their 2021 Anti-Doping Rules. IWUF is also preparing the 2021 Anti-Doping Rules and once WADA confirms its compliance with the Code and IWUF’s decision-making body’s adoption, IWUF will implement its new rules and WADA 2021 Code and related International Standards from the beginning of 2021.