Buenos Aires 2018 Anti-Doping & Medical
What is doping?
Doping is defined as the occurrence of one or more of the following Anti-Doping Rule Violations (ADRVs):
- Presence of a prohibited substance in an athlete’s sample
- Use or attempted use of a prohibited substance or method
- Refusing to submit to sample collection after being notified
- Failure to file athlete whereabouts information and missed tests
- Tampering with any part of the doping control process
- Possession of a prohibited substance or method
- Trafficking a prohibited substance or method
- Administering or attempting to administer a prohibited substance or method to an athlete
- Complicity in an ADRV
- Prohibited association with athlete support personnel who has engaged in doping
Why is doping in sport prohibited?
The use of doping substances or doping methods to enhance performance is fundamentally wrong and is detrimental to the overall spirit of sport. Drug misuse can be harmful to an athlete’s health and to other athletes competing in the sport. It severely damages the integrity, image and value of sport, whether or not the motivation to use drugs is to improve performance. To achieve integrity and fairness in sport, a commitment to clean sport is critical.
WHAT DO ATHLETES AND ATHLETE SUPPORT PERSONNEL NEED TO KNOW ABOUT ANTI-DOPING?
“Every athlete has the right to clean sport!”
Any athlete may be tested in- and out-of-competition, anytime, anywhere and with no advance notice.
The principle of strict liability applies in anti-doping – if it is in the athlete’s body, the athlete is responsible for it.
Athletes’ responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- complying with the IGF Anti-Doping Policy (in line with the World Anti-Doping Code) for competitions under IGF jurisdiction or to the IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Youth Olympic Games;
- being available for sample collection whether in-competition or out-of-competition;
- ensuring that no prohibited substance enters his body and that no prohibited method is used;
- making sure that any treatment is not prohibited according to the Prohibited List in force and checking this with the prescribing physicians;
- applying to the IGF (for events under IGF jurisdiction) or to the national anti-doping organization (NADO) if the athlete is a national level athlete, if no alternative permitted treatment is possible and a Therapeutic Use Exemption (TUE) is required (click here for more info about TUEs)
- reporting immediately for sample collection after being notified of a doping control;
- ensuring the accuracy of the information entered on the doping control form during sample collection (including stating any medications and supplements taken within the seven days prior to sample collection, and where the sample collected is a blood sample, blood transfusions within the previous three months);
- cooperating with anti-doping organizations investigating anti-doping rules violations (ADRVs); and
- not working with coaches, trainers, physicians or other athlete support personnel who are ineligible on account of an ADRV or who have been criminally convicted or professionally disciplined in relation to doping (see WADA’s Prohibited Association List)
- IGF 2018 Anti-Doping Policy
- WADA 2018 Prohibited List
- Prohibited List of Substances & Methods – explanation
- Notice to Athletes about processing of personal information in ADAMS
- IGF Anti-Doping Handbook for Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games – to be released
- IOC Anti-Doping Rules for the Buenos Aires 2018 Youth Olympic Games – to be released