Athletes’ Rights and Responsibilities under the Code
The World Anti-Doping Code states the roles and responsibilities that athletes have in relation to anti-doping.
WCF Anti-Doping Rules – ARTICLE 20 – ADDITIONAL ROLES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF ATHLETES
The facts – what you need to know
As an athlete you must:
- be knowledgeable of and comply with these Anti-Doping Rules.
- be available for Sample collection at all times.
- take responsibility, in the context of anti-doping, for what you ingest and Use.
- inform medical personnel of your obligation not to Use Prohibited Substances and Prohibited Methods and to take responsibility to make sure that any medical treatment received does not violate these Anti-Doping Rules.
- disclose to WCF and their National Anti-Doping Organization any decision by a non-Signatory finding that the Athlete committed an anti-doping rule violation within the previous ten (10) years.
- cooperate with Anti-Doping Organizations investigating anti-doping rule violations.
- cooperate in full with Anti-Doping Organizations investigating anti-doping rule violations failure to do so may result in a charge of misconduct under WCF’s disciplinary rules.
- disclose the identity of their Athlete Support Personnel upon request by WCF or a Member Association, or any other Anti-Doping Organization with authority over the Athlete.
- not engage in Offensive conduct towards a Doping Control official or other Person involved in Doping Control by an Athlete, if this does not otherwise constitute Tampering, it may result in a charge of misconduct under WCF’s disciplinary rules.