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Rights & Responsibilities

Athletes have certain rights and responsibilities with respect to doping control, and it is important to know what they are.


Athletes have the right to:

  • Have a representative accompany them to the doping control station
  • Have an interpreter (if any)
  • Ask for additional information about the doping control procedures
  • Request necessary modifications to the sample collection procedure if the athlete have a disability
  • Note any concerns with regard to the doping control process on the doping control form
  • Request their B sample to be analyzed to confirm a positive result
  • A fair hearing in accordance with the World Anti-Doping Code
  • Request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons, such as:

    For In-Competition Testing:

    (a) Participate in a victory ceremony
    (b) Fulfil media commitments
    (c) Compete in further competitions
    (d) Perform a warm down
    (e) Obtain necessary medical treatment
    (f) Locate a representative and/or interpreter
    (g) Obtain photo identification
    (h) Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented


    For Out-of-Competition Testing:

    (a) Locate a representative
    (b) Complete a training session
    (c) Obtain necessary medical treatment
    (d) Obtain photo identification
    (e) Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented


Athletes 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 appropriate photo identification.
  • Comply with sample collection procedures (failure to do so may constitute an anti-doping rule violation).
  • Report immediately to the doping control station, unless there are valid reasons for a delay.