Inside FIH

Anti-Doping and Medical


The International Hockey Federation (FIH) supports the fight against doping in sport in all its forms. The FIH is a signatory to the World Anti-Doping Code. We are proud that hockey is free from the use of performance enhancing drugs and we aim to maintain this situation. The FIH has therefore adopted Anti-Doping Rules which are in full accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code. This part of the FIH website provides information about the Rules and their related procedures. More general information about anti-doping can be found on the WADA website.

Template_TUE_Application_Form (40.3 KB)
2016 FIH AntiDoping Consent Form.pdf (148.7 KB)
FIH Anti-Doping Rules_1Oct2017.pdf (919.1 KB)
FIH Anti-doping Anuual Statistics 2016.pdf (202.3 KB)
FIH Anti-doping Annual Statistics 2017.pdf (205.2 KB)
TUE Process.pdf (240.5 KB)

Chaperone Briefing

Chaperone Briefing 2016 (2010.8 KB)

WADA Resources

More general information about anti-doping can be found on the WADA website. The FIH has chosen a few links from the WADA website which it thinks are particularly helpful to athletes and coaches. They are listed below:

The Doping Control Process


Therapeutic Use Exemptions - TUE



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Current Sanctions

FIH Medical Guidance
The FIH wants to give its athletes and officials the highest level of knowledge for training and competition. Below are key resources that can be used from the smallest of pitches to the largest of events.

Athletes' Corner

Practical information for athletes to keep in mind as they prepare and compete:

Fasting and Sport.pdf (7.4 KB)
Cold weather precautions.pdf (42.1 KB)
Hot and Humid Environments.pdf (287.4 KB)
Diarree Seminar.pptx (791.1 KB)
Nutrition guidelines.pdf (74.1 KB)

Medical Officers' Corner

All of the forms and documents you will need before, during and after an event.

Team Injury Report (Match & Summary) (863.5 KB)

Practical Information
Practical information for doctors at events to keep in mind as they are on call:

Concussion.docx (19.1 KB)
Dental injury.pdf (17.4 KB)
Sudden Death in Sport.pdf (151.5 KB)
Sport Concussion Assessment Tool.pdf (274.1 KB)

FIH Medical Seminar Review 2014

On June 4th, 2014 all medical personnel, team doctors, physiotherapists and coaching staff were invited to a medical seminar at Hotel Bel Air in the Hague, covering many different topics such as nutritional strategies and hydration before, during and after a hockey match; the effectiveness and potential risks of food supplements; how to structure a safe and effective warm-up and coping with Delhi Belly.

The FIH Seminar “Nutrition and Health in Elite Hockey players”  which was opened by the FIH president Leandro Negre was big success and well received by the audience of medical staffs of the hockey teams during the Rabobank  Hockey World Cup, Sports physicians, Dieticians and others.  Several speakers from universities and medical institutes highlighted the items of Nutrial strategies; food supplements in the morning. In the afternoon the discussions were about imaging and statistics in hockey injuries.

HRAM FIH.pdf (501.9 KB)
Diarree Seminar.pdf (648.9 KB)
Nutritional intake of Field Hockey players FIH.pdf (507.5 KB)
Witkamp Lecture.pdf (1186.1 KB)
Injuries during major FIH tournaments 2013.pdf (2086.8 KB)
FIH MedicaI Seminar 2014.pdf (2422.9 KB)
Some painful statistics FIH 2014 RH.pdf (1542.7 KB)
Braun FIH Medical Seminar.pdf (3187.9 KB)
Mensink Nutritional Strategies World Hockey the Hague.pdf (2283.5 KB)

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