TUE for the 19th Asian Games 2022
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TUE for the 18th Asian Games 2018
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TUE for the 8th Asian Soft Tennis Championships
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TUE for the 15th World Soft Tennis Championships
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Anti-Doping Participant Suspensions

The following player(s) is/are prohibited from playing, coaching or otherwise participating in, or being granted accreditation for, or access to, any soft tennis events.
These include, but are not limited to, World Soft Tennis Championships, Asian Games, Asian Soft Tennis Championships, World Junior Soft Tennis Championships.

Current Suspensions

Player NameNationStart DateEligible From
Yi SophanyCambodia24 Sep 201423 Sep 2015

ISTF Doping Panel Decision

On 16 September, 2014, Ms. Yi Sophany, Soft Tennis player of Cambodia (hereinafter the Athlete) was tested positive to the substance Sibutramine metabolite, di-Desmethyl sibutramine, (which is listed as a Specific Stimulant (S6b) under the Prohibited List of the WADA Code 2014 with the occasion of an In-Competition (Pre-Competition) doping control test conducted by the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) during XVII Asian Games at Incheon, Korea.
ISTF, according to Anti-Doping Hearing Panel meeting (which was held on 22 March 2015 at ISTF Office, Tokyo, Japan) decided as follows;
1. The Athlete is found to have committed Anti-Doping Rules Violation under Article 2-1 of ISTF Anti-Doping Rules during XVII Asian Games at Incheon, Korea.
2. The Athlete should be imposed ineligibility of one year.
3. The period of ineligibility is on and after 24 September 2014, when the Olympic Council of Asia (OCA) rendered the decision and the Athlete received it at the venue, until 23 September 2015.

Anti-Doping inspection report

During the period of the 19th Asia Cup Soft Tennis Hiroshima 2015 which was held from 13 March 2015 to 15 March 2015 in Hiroshima City in Japan, In-Competition Anti-Doping Testing was made. 10 samples testing was implemented by Japan Anti-Doping Agency (JADA) according to the agreement between ISTF and JADA.

On 1 January 2015, the new World Anti-Doping Code come into force.
According to the New WADA Code, ISTF(International Soft Tennis Federation) Anti-Doping Rules are revised as well and also takes effect on January 1, 2015.

Every athlete has the right to compete in doping-free sport. The ISTF anti-doping programme is about promoting a healthy and fair approach to training and competition.


Anti-doping programs seek to preserve what is intrinsically valuable about sport.
This intrinsic value is often referred to as "the spirit of sport"; it is the essence of Olympism; it is how we play true. The spirit of sport is the celebration of the human spirit, body and mind, and is characterized by the following values:

● Ethics, fair play and honesty
● Health
● Excellence in performance
● Character and education
● Fun and joy
● Teamwork
● Dedication and commitment
● Respect for rules and laws
● Respect for self and other participants
● Courage
● Community and solidarity

Doping is fundamentally contrary to the spirit of sport.

World Anti-doping Agency (WADA)

World Anti-Doping Code 2015

ISTF Anti-Doping Rules

Anti-Doping activities of ISTF

TUE Processes

TUE Process for Asia Cup Soft Tennis Hiroshima 2016

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