Anti Doping2018-02-06T04:41:08+00:00

IWWF Doping Infringement Announcement

Contravention of IWWF Anti Doping Rules
Decision of the IWWF Doping Tribunal

Katelyn WENDT – USA

1. On 5th August 2017 Katelyn WENDT of the USA tested positive for “S6-Stimulants/cocaine and its metabolite benzoylecgonine.” during random testing at the event.
2. An IWWF Doping Panel heard the case on 10th January 2018 and found Katelyn WENDT guilty of an offence under Article 2.1 of the IWWF Anti Doping Rules.
3. As mandated by IWWF ADR Article 20.2.1 a period of ineligibility was imposed of 4 years commencing on 5th August 2017 and ending on 4th August 2021.
4. In accordance with IWWF ADR Article 10.1 Katelyn WENDT is now disqualified from the 2017 IWWF World Racing Championships and will forfeit her results.
5. In accordance with IWWF ADR Article 11 the USA Team score has been recalculated removing all scores for Katelyn WENDT.
6. In accordance with IWWF ADR Article 10.8 Katelyn WENDT is now disqualified from all and any competitions / races in which she has taken part since the sample collection date and the start of the period of ineligibility.
7. In accordance with IWWF ADP Article 10.13 the sanction is being made public by IWWF.

Issued by the IWWF
6th February 2018

Notes concerning an athlete’s status during the period of ineligibility are shown below.

10.12.1 Prohibition Against Participation During Ineligibility

No Athlete or other Person who has been declared Ineligible may, during the period of Ineligibility, participate in any capacity in a Competition or activity (other than authorized anti-doping education or rehabilitation programs) authorized or organized by any Signatory, Signatory’s member organization, or a club or other member organization of a Signatory’s member organization, or in Competitions authorized or organized by any professional league or any international or national level Event organization or any elite or national-level sporting activity funded by a governmental agency.

[Comment to Article 10.12.1: For example, subject to Article 10.12.2 below, an Ineligible Athlete cannot participate in a training camp, exhibition or practice organized by his or her National Federation or a club which is a member of that National Federation or which is funded by a governmental agency. Further, an Ineligible Athlete may not compete in a non-Signatory professional league (e.g., the National Hockey League, the National Basketball Association, etc.), Events organized by a non-Signatory International Event organization or a non-Signatory national-level event organization without triggering the Consequences set forth in Article 10.12.3. The term “activity” also includes, for example, administrative activities, such as serving as an official, director, officer, employee, or volunteer of the organization described in this Article. Ineligibility imposed in one sport shall also be recognized by other sports (see Article 15.1, Mutual Recognition).]


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CURRENT IWWF Anti-Doping Rules

The WADA Code

WADA’s List of Prohibited Substances

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The International Standard for Granting Therapeutic Use Exemptions (TUEs) developed by the World Anti-Doping Agency provides the framework for athletes to use medicines on the ‘Prohibited List’ to treat legitimate medical conditions.

This is important because athletes, like everyone else, may suffer from illnesses (for example, asthma) that require them to take particular medications. Provided that the need for medications is genuine, and subject to specific criteria, the use of medications should not impact on the ability of athletes to play sport. Athletes that have a duly authorized TUE will not be considered to have committed an Anti-Doping rule violation following a positive test result for the approved medication so long as the conditions of the TUE were fully met.

For example, one of basic rules is that all glucocorticosteroids are prohibited when they are administered by oral, intravenous, intramuscular or rectal routes. Administration of glucocorticosteroids by systemic route is an indication for standard TUE application. Glucocorticosteroids administered by local route are not prohibited starting in January 01, 2011.

All beta-2 agonists, including all optical isomers (e.g. d- and l-) where relevant, are prohibited except inhaled salbutamol (maximum 1600 micrograms over 24 hours), inhaled formoterol (maximum delivered dose 54 micrograms over 24 hours) and salmeterol when taken by inhalation in accordance with the manufacturers’ recommended therapeutic regimen.

The TUE standard is an integral part of the International Convention against Doping in Sport because it is fundamental to international harmonization in the fight against doping in sport. Adherence to this standard ensures that the process for granting TUEs is the same across all sports organizations and countries.

Links to TUE documents


Athlete Guidelines


Federations can find a huge amount of educational information



IWWF Therapeutic Use Committee:

Chair Dr. Nenad Dikic, Members – Dr. Lorenzo Benassa, Dr. Ronald Moore.

To view the Chair and members of IWWF’s Anti-Doping Committee

To view the Chair and members of IWWF’s Doping Hearing Panel

To view the Chair and members of IWWF’s Medical Committee

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The Doping Control Process for Athletes


During doping control, you have certain rights and responsibilities:

You have the right to:

  • A representative;
  • An interpreter, if available;
  • Ask for additional information regarding the sample collection process and document any concerns;
  • Request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons providing you are chaperoned during the delay;
  • Request modifications to the sample collection process.

You have the responsibility to:

  • Remain within the sight of sample collection personnel throughout the doping control process;
  • Produce identification;
  • Comply with sample collection procedures;
  • Report immediately to the doping control station for testing unless delayed for valid reasons;
  • Maintain control of your sample until it is sealed.


  • World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)
  • Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) – Tribunal Arbitral du Sport (TAS)

International Olympic Committee (IOC) Medical Commission

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The IWWF has been signed up to the World Anti Doping Code for several years and is committed to drug free sport in all forms of waterskiing and wakeboarding.
This page can assist athletes, coaches and Federations in finding all the necessary information they may need in order to avoid using any banned substances.

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