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Volume: 16 Issue: 5
(May 2018)

therapeutic use exemptions protecting rights athletes compete level playing field series articles looking therapeutic use exemption (‘tue system elite

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Therapeutic Use Exemptions: Protecting the rights of athletes to compete on a level playing field

In a series of articles looking at the Therapeutic Use Exemption (‘TUE’) system in elite sport, Dr David Gerrard, Emeritus Professor of Sports Medicine at the University of Otago, shares his views on the criticisms levelled at the TUE system and the need to balance the athlete’s right to medical treatment whilst protecting the right of all athletes to compete on a level playing field. Dr Gerrard is an Olympian and a Commonwealth swimming gold medallist, and currently Chairs the WADA TUE Expert Group.

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