Antidoping/True Ski

ISMF principles and values of a Clean Sport


In association with WADA (World Anti-Doping Agency) and ITA (International Testing Agency), the ISMF is dedicated to complying with world Clean Sport rules and helping to educate and inform ski mountaineering athletes and coaches about its importance and how to effectively follow Clean Sport requirements.



The use of doping substances or doping methods to enhance performance is fundamentally wrong and is detrimental to the spirit of sport. ISMF strongly refuses every illicit use of medical products to improve the athletic performance.  

The discipline of ski mountaineering at the same time promotes and is based on the fundamental values of the Olympic Movement. Above all, the spirit of ISMF is particularly enhanced by the following principles and values: 

  • Respect between athletes, officials, referees and spectators; 
  • Politeness;
  • Loyalty;
  • Sportsmanship;
  • Observance of the rules.

Drug misuse is a harm to the abovementioned values and it is a serious threat to the athletes’ health. 

To honour our previously expressed principles and values, a commitment to Clean Sport is critical.  

WADA is the independent international body responsible for harmonising Anti-Doping policies in all sports and all countries. The World Anti-Doping Code (Code) is the core document that harmonises Anti-Doping rules around the world. The Code is supplemented by eight International Standards, including the Prohibited List that is updated at least annually. 

As a Signatory of the World Anti-Doping Code, the ISMF is responsible for implementing an effective and Code-compliant Anti-Doping programme for the sport of ski mountaineering. The ISMF also has its own set of Anti-Doping Rules and it is important that those involved in the sport are familiar with them.  

The ISMF is particularly producing efforts in the education of the stakeholders of the whole ski mountaineering world, those are athletes, coaches, relatives, supporting personnel.  

These rules can all be found here: International Ski Mountaineering Federation Anti-Doping Rules. 

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