JJIF

Doping Control Process

DOPING CONTROL PROCESS

Any athlete under the testing jurisdiction of the JJIF (or any other Anti-Doping Organisation with authority over the athlete) may be tested at any time, with no advance notice, in- or out-of-competition, and be required to provide a urine or blood sample.

The aim of testing is to detect and deter doping among athletes to protect clean athletes.

Refusing to undertake a test can lead to a four-year ban. This is why all athletes should familiarise themselves with the testing process. It is therefore important that an Athlete understands his/her rights and responsibilities in relation to testing.

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WHAT  YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TESTING:

Q: Who has testing authority?

  1. National Anti-Doping Organizations have authority over athletes:
    • who are nationals, residents, license-holders or members of sports organizations of that country, or
    • who are present in that National Anti-Doping Organization’s country, or 
    • where the rules of an International Federation otherwise grant them broader authority.
  2. International Federations (such as JJIF) have authority over athletes who are subject to their rules, 
    • including athletes who compete in international events and
    • athletes who are members or license holders of the International Federation (or its direct or indirect members).
  3. Major event organizations (such as World Games), generally have authority over athletes entered in their events.

Q: Who can be tested and when?

Athletes may be tested any time and any place.

Testing can take place in-competition at sporting events, or out-of-competition, in training venues, or even at an athlete’s home.

Q: What types of test are there?

Two types: urine and blood.

Q: Who does the test?

Trained and authorised Doping Control Officers (DCO) conduct the test. Sometimes, athletes are notified by a Chaperone, who can also observe sample provision. A Blood Collection Officer (BCO) is an official who is qualified to and has been authorised by the Sample Collection Authority to collect Blood Sample from an Athlete.

Q: Can an Athlete request for a delay in reporting to the Doping Station after being notified?

Yes. The DCO may at his/her discretion consider any reasonable third party requirement or Athlete request for permission to: 

    1. Delay reporting to the Doping Control Station following acknowledgment and acceptance of notification; and/or
    2. Leave the Doping Control Station temporarily after arrival. 

Such permission shall only be granted if the Athlete can be continuously chaperoned and kept under direct observation during the delay.

Q: For what reasons can an Athlete request a delay for an in-competition testing?

  1. Participation in a presentation ceremony.
  2. Fulfillment of media commitments.
  3. Competing in further Competitions.
  4. Performing a warm down.
  5. Obtaining and receiving necessary medical treatment. 
  6. Locating a representative and/or interpreter.
  7. Obtaining photo ID.
  8. Any other reasonable circumstances, as determined by the DCO, taking into account any instructions of the Testing Authority.

Q: For what reasons can an Athlete request a delay for an out-of-competition testing?

  1. Locating an Athlete Representative.
  2. Completing a training session.
  3. Receiving necessary medical treatment.
  4. Obtaining photo identification.
  5. Any other reasonable circumstances, as determined by the DCO, taking into account any instructions of the Testing Authority.