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IMPORTANT NOTICE FROM THE IRISH SPORTS COUNCIL

1ST JULY 2009

Because the Irish Sports Council have been inundated with applications for medical exemptions  from various minority sports they have decided to only target those players who are involved in national championships and internationals. They have included lawn bowls as one of the sports where this new rule applies.

There will be no more drug testing at BLI or LBLI championships

Only players  who have qualified for the national championships need to be concerned about possible testing if they are on medications that are on the list of banned substances.

For full details of what is involved can be ascertained from the Irish Sports Council Anti Doping Rules.  These can be accessed by clicking on the following link/

 

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NEW NOTICE TO ALL PLAYERS

If you are on medication that is on the banned list of substances and have qualified for the National Championships or you are on the International Panel, then you must apply for a TUE as soon as the BLI/LBLI Championships are completed. please allow 21 days for the application to be processed.

 
UPDATE FROM WORLD BOWLS

1ST JANUARY 2009

ALCOHOL IS NO LONGER A BANNED SUBSTANCE FOR BOWLS

 
Beta-blockers are on the 'in-competition' additional list. As such, competitors required to take beta-blockers, as prescribed treatment for a medical condition, will need to refer to their medical practitioner to ascertain whether an alternative, which is not on the banned list, is available or whether it is necessary to apply for a TUE.

 

THE REASONS BEHIND THIS NEW RULE
World Bowls Anti-Doping Regulations were necessarily rewritten and formally adopted two years ago to be fully compliant with the World Anti- Doping Agency (WADA) Code. WADA has recently undertaken a review of our Regulations and have advised that as members of the Confederacion Mondiale des Sports de Boules (CMSB), the umbrella body through which World Bowls is affiliated to the International Olympic Committee and the official signatory to the WADA Code, it is necessary for World Bowls to amend certain clauses within our current Regulations and action certain matters to maintain compliance with WADA and to protect CMSB's position in terms of compliance with IOC requirements. The Board has necessarily resolved to take all appropriate action.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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