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.