Rights and Responsibilities


As an athlete, you have to know and understand your rights and responsibilities when being tested. Ignorance is not an excuse.


You have the right to:

  • Have a representative present

  • Have an interpreter, if available

  • Ask for additional information about the sample collection process

  • Request modifications for athletes with disabilities

  • Request a delay in reporting to the doping control station for valid reasons such as:

For In-Competition Testing:

  • Participate in a victory ceremony

  • Fulfill media commitments

  • Compete in further competitions

  • Perform a warm down

  • Obtain necessary medical treatment

  • Locate a representative and/or interpreter

  • Obtain photo identification

  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented

 For Out-of-Competition Testing:

  • Locate a representative

  • Complete a training session

  • Obtain necessary medical treatment

  • Obtain photo identification

  • Any other exceptional circumstances which may be justified, and which shall be documented



You 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 photo identification

  • Comply with sample collection procedures

  • Report immediately to the Doping Control Station



As an athlete support personnel, you must know and understand your roles and responsibilities when supporting athletes. You play an integral part in shaping good anti-doping behaviours in athletes whom you support.


  • Be knowledgeable of and complying with all anti-doping policies and rules which are applicable to you or the athletes you support
  • Use  your influence on athlete values and behaviours to foster anti-doping attitudes



  • Cooperate with the athlete testing program and ensure your athlete understand their rights and responsibilities in In-Competition testing and Out-of-Competition testing
  • Disclose to your National Anti-Doping Organization (NADO) and International Federation (IF) whether you have committed an anti-doping rule violation (ADRV) within the past ten years
  • Cooperate with Anti-Doping Organizations (ADOs) in Anti-Doping Rules Violation’s investigations
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