Doping and Violations
Every athlete has the right to clean sport and everyone has a duty to protect clean sport!
WHAT IS DOPING?
Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs):
- Presence of a prohibited substance in an athlete’s sample
- Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method
- Refusing to submit to sample collection after being notified
- Failure to file athlete whereabouts information and missed tests
- Tampering with any part of the doping control process
- Possession of a prohibited substance or method
- Trafficking a prohibited substance or method
- Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an athlete
- Complicity in an ADRV
- Prohibited association with athlete support personnel who has engaged in doping
WHY IS DOPING IN SPORT PROHIBITED?
- It is fundamentally wrong and is detrimental to the overall spirit of sport.
- Drug misuse can be harmful to an athlete’s health and to other athletes competing in the sport.
- It severely damages the integrity, image and value of sport, whether or not the motivation to use drugs is to improve performance.