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The 2017 Prohibited List comes into effect 1 January 2017... Athletes are reminded to always check the status of medication before using them

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