Rights & Responsibilities
 
 

The Code has defined the rights and responsibilities of both the Athletes and Athletes Support Personnel.

  1. Athletes
  2. To be knowledgeable of and comply with all applicable anti-doping policies and rules adopted pursuant to the Code.
  3. To be available for Sample collection.
  4. To take responsibility, in the context of anti-doping, for what they ingest and use.
  5. To inform medical personnel of their obligation not to Use Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods and to take responsibility to make sure that any medical treatment received does not violate anti-doping policies and rules adopted pursuant to the Code.
  1. Athlete Support Personnel
  2. To be knowledgeable of and comply with all applicable anti-doping policies and rules adopted pursuant to the Code and which are applicable to them or the Athletes whom they support.
  3. To cooperate with the Athlete Testing program.
  4. To use their influence on Athlete values and behavior to foster anti-doping attitudes.

 

The Principle of Strict Liability
It is an Athlete’s personal duty to ensure that no prohibited Substance enters his or her body. So whenever a prohibited Substance found in an Athlete’s sample, the violation occurs whether or not the Athlete intentionally or unintentionally used a prohibited substance or was negligent or otherwise at fault.
Under the context of the principle of strict Liability, the Athlete is solely responsible of:

  1. Providing most recent accurate Whereabouts information.
  2. Adhering to the sample collection procedure.
  3. Submitting A TUE application whenever needed.

 Sample Collection Process

Roles

Responsibilities

  1. To have a representative whenever needed; however for minor having a representative throughout the entire sample collection process is mandatory.
  2.  Ask about the process.
  3. Ask delay in reporting to the doping control station.
    1. Medal ceremony
    2. Media commitments
    3. Competing in other events
    4. Medical treatment
    5. Complete training / cool down
    6. Locate representative / interpreter
    7. Other exceptional circumstances
  4. Opportunity to hydrate.
  5. Request modifications (i.e. due to disability and others).
  1. Remain within sight of the Chaperone /

      Accompanied at all times

  1. Provide photo identification
    1. If not, 3rd party identification is possible
  2. Report to the DCS immediately
  3. First sample post-notification to be collected.
  4. Ensure that all information on DCF is accurate and correct, including the code number of sample.


Results managements

The Athlete is entitled to be formally informed on his result whether it is positive or negative.  
In case of occurrence of an Adverse Analytical Findings (AAF), the Athlete is entitled to:

  1. Know the Lab report on AAF.
  2. Know the rule that has been violated.
  3. Request for B sample analysis.
  4. Attend laboratory by him/herself or by his/her representative to witness the seal opening of B sample.
  5. Request for copies of a package of laboratory report on (A & B) sample analysis.

Disciplinary Proceedings and Hearing Session

  1. A timely fair hearing session.
  2. A fair and impartial hearing panel.
  3. To be presented by a counsel at the person’s expenses.
  4. To be informed in a fair and timely manner of the asserted anti-doping rule violation.
  5. To present evidences – each party involved in the case.
  6. To have an interpreter.
  7. To be provided with a timely written, reasoned decision.

Appeal

    • Athletes at International levels should appeal any decision taken against them before:
    • The Concerned International Federation.
    • Court Arbitration of Sports (CAS).
    • Athletes at National level can appeal before
    • Their respective National Anti-Doping Organizations.
    •  RADO Appeal panel, if requested by the member country.
 

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