Therapeutic Use Exemption

  • 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.