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Rights & Responsibilities

 

As an athlete, you have to know and understand your rights and responsibilities when being tested. Ignorance is not an excuse.

ATHLETE RIGHTS

You have the right to:

  • Have a representative present

  • Have an interpreter, if available

  • Ask for additional information about the sample collection process

  • Request modifications for athletes with disabilities

  • Request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons such as:

For In-Competition Testing:

  • Participate in a victory ceremony

  • Fulfill media commitments

  • Compete in further competitions

  • Perform a warm down

  • Obtain necessary medical treatment

  • Locate a representative and/or interpreter

  • Obtain photo identification

  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented

 For Out-of-Competition Testing:

  • Locate a representative

  • Complete a training session

  • Obtain necessary medical treatment

  • Obtain photo identification

  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented

 

ATHLETE RESPONSIBILITIES

You have the responsibility to:

  • Remain within direct observation of the DCO or Chaperone at all times from the point of notification until the completion of the sample collection procedure

  • Provide photo identification

  • Comply with sample collection procedures

  • Report immediately to the Doping Control Station