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Sumil Yadav

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What is -no needle- policy in Commonwealth Games?


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Needles (Syringes) are strictly prohibited in Commonwealth Games. An athlete can’t use a needle unless they are being treated under the medically qualified practitioners that requires a needle to be injected.


However, those athletes who require auto-injection due to their medical medical conditions can use a needle. A TUE (Therapeutic Use Exemption) may be required in a few cases, for e.g. insulin dependent athletes.


Commonwealth Games Association (CGA) ensures that needles are stored in a central secured location and only grant access to authorized medical personnel of the CGA delegation. Athletes with a valid TUE for use of insulin, can keep auto-injections with them if they are safely stored and disposed in presence of Commonwealth Games officials.


As a general rule, If an athlete is found using inappropriate needles and committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) under the World Anti-Doping Code, 2015 (Code) is liable to face sanctions. However, one way through which sanctions may be avoided is if the athlete was granted a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE).



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Under the OCA's "No Needle Policy", no athlete can use injectable materials for medical treatment that is not necessary.


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