- 06 Oct 1999
- IOC News
LABS BACK IOC POLICY ON TESTING FOR NANDROLONE
Monaco, 6 October 1999 - The heads of the twenty-seven laboratories accredited by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) met for their annual plenary session in Monaco on October 5 and 6. During their meetings, the labs reviewed and reaffirmed the effectiveness of the technical guidelines, updated in August 1998, for detecting the presence of nandrolone and its precursors.
The use of anabolic steroids and related substances is prohibited by the IOC. Nandrolone and the related compounds norandrostenedione and norandrostenediol are specifically included in the List of Prohibited Substances published by the IOC Medical Commission.
The IOC has always urged athletes not to take medications or supplements without proper medical supervision. Notwithstanding the athlete’s strict personal liability, the lab officials strongly advised governmental authorities to take measures to prohibit the sale, manufacture, and importation of unlicensed preparations of nutritional supplements containing Prohibited Substances whether labelled or not.